History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Churchyard Cross in St James' churchyard, Pyle

A Grade II Listed Building in Pyle, Bridgend

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5303 / 51°31'49"N

Longitude: -3.6945 / 3°41'40"W

OS Eastings: 282557

OS Northings: 182629

OS Grid: SS825826

Mapcode National: GBR H7.GX07

Mapcode Global: VH5H8.XS7Q

Entry Name: Churchyard Cross in St James' churchyard, Pyle

Listing Date: 2 January 1998

Last Amended: 2 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19173

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The church of St James is at the N end of the village of Pyle. The churchyard cross is set approximately 9m S of the S porch.

County: Bridgend

Town: Cynffig

Community: Pyle (Y Pîl)

Community: Cynffig

Locality: Pyle

Built-Up Area: Pyle

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Find accommodation in
North Cornelly

History

The base is medieval, the head and shaft a restoration of 1925. Probably a preaching cross pre-dating the building of the present church at this spot in 1471.

Exterior

Limestone. The medieval base of 4 high steps, the lower having a projecting nosing, totalling approximately 3.3m square. The top step carries a square plinth with a hollow chamfered skirt and a chamfered top, on which is mounted a tapered square section shaft, the angles chamfered, rising approximately 3m to a decorated capital. The shaft and crucifix head are a replacement of 1925. Two sections of the original shaft lie by the W side of the porch.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantial example of a relatively rare type of monument surviving from the middle ages. Of group value with St James' Church.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.