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Cross in Churchyard, Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bishops Lydeard, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0609 / 51°3'39"N

Longitude: -3.1891 / 3°11'20"W

OS Eastings: 316762

OS Northings: 129733

OS Grid: ST167297

Mapcode National: GBR LX.FHVP

Mapcode Global: FRA 4669.WY7

Entry Name: Cross in Churchyard, Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 25 February 1955

Last Amended: 4 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175069

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270228

Location: Bishop's Lydeard, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Bishop's Lydeard

Built-Up Area: Bishops Lydeard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


10/16 Cross in Churchyard, Church of St
(formerly listed as churchyard



Cross C14 mid C19 addition. Red sandstone ashlar and Ham stone carved panels, about 6 metres high. Octagonal in plan,
3 steps with chamfered nosing and offsets at base, socket with oblong sunk panels enriched with figures, representing
the Apostles and scenes from the life Christ. Octagonal shaft with tripartite, trefoil headed sculptural niche
containing central figure reputed to be John the Baptist flanked by a monk and a bishop. The shaft is surmounted by a
mid C19 cross. The sculptural panels are an unusual feature and Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877 describes it as
"an unrivalled example of Fourteenth Century work", (Photographs in NMR).

Listing NGR: ST1676129733

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