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Churchyard Cross, 5 Metres South of Porch, Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stringston, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1748 / 51°10'29"N

Longitude: -3.1794 / 3°10'45"W

OS Eastings: 317645

OS Northings: 142390

OS Grid: ST176423

Mapcode National: GBR LY.66B7

Mapcode Global: VH6GR.VQ0R

Entry Name: Churchyard Cross, 5 Metres South of Porch, Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 16 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308144

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265257

Location: Stringston, West Somerset, Somerset, TA5

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Stringston

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


6/197 Churchyard Cross, 5 metres South
of porch, Church of St Mary



Churchyard Cross. Late C14, restored early C20. Sandstone and concrete. Two stage calvary, octagon on wide square
plinth with broached corners forming octagon and octagonal tapering shaft, broached corners and metal ties renewed with
concrete. Surmounted by abacus, richly carved with foliage, carrying a pierced head likewise very richly ornamented
and now somewhat eroded. According to Pooley, each face is embellished with a pair of trefoil headed canopied niches
divided by a mullion which on the East side is enlarged to form the Holy Rood and on the West the Virgin and child.
The North and South faces have a bishop and a knight respectively in canopied niches. A rare example of this highly
ornamental type of churchyard cross. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No. 250). (Photograph in NMR; Pooley,
Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877).

Listing NGR: ST1764542390

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