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Churchuard Cross at Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Bonvilston, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4574 / 51°27'26"N

Longitude: -3.3477 / 3°20'51"W

OS Eastings: 306463

OS Northings: 174014

OS Grid: ST064740

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.MDMY

Mapcode Global: VH6F9.XMLN

Entry Name: Churchuard Cross at Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 July 1995

Last Amended: 31 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16320

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in the churchyard immediately to the S of St. Mary's parish church which is located on the N side of the A48 at the W edge of the village, opposite the Great House.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: St. Nicholas and Bonvilston (Sain Nicolas a Thresimwn)

Community: St. Nicholas and Bonvilston

Locality: Bonvilston

Built-Up Area: Bonvilston

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Medieval base to church cross restored by public inscription as a memorial to the men of the parish who died in the Great War 1914-1918. The names of five servicemen are inscribed on the replacement block of the top step of the cross facing S. The design was prepared by William Clarke of Llandaff.

Exterior

Four stepped medieval base constructed in limestone block. Each step of two courses of local limestone topped by a roughly hewn, weathered, tapering block of sandstone with plain C20 cross of Forest of Dean sandstone.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with St. Mary's parish church.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
    Located on the N side of Cardiff road at the W end of the village opposite the Great House, elevated from the road
  • II Ty Mawr (Great House)
    Prominently situated on S side of A48, opposite parish church.
  • II Bonvilston Cottage
    Located on the N side of the A48, to the W of Bonvilston Parish Church of St. Mary, set back of the road behind a high limestone rubble wall.
  • II Village Farmhouse
    Located at centre of Bonvilston Village on Cardiff Road.
  • II Cottrell Lodge
    Located at entrance to Cottrell Park, now a golf club.
  • II Cae'rwigau Uchaf
    Farmhouse set in open countryside to south of Pendoylan village upon a platformed site to the east of the Cae'rwigau moated site.

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