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Remains of Churchyard Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5954 / 51°35'43"N

Longitude: -3.198 / 3°11'52"W

OS Eastings: 317110

OS Northings: 189189

OS Grid: ST171891

Mapcode National: GBR HX.BN9G

Mapcode Global: VH6DT.J558

Entry Name: Remains of Churchyard Cross

Listing Date: 23 November 1961

Last Amended: 8 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21304

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located on the S side of the Church of St Barrwg, to the E of the porch.

County: Caerphilly

Town: Caerphilly

Community: Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen (Bedwas, Tretomos a Machen)

Community: Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

Locality: Bedwas

Built-Up Area: Caerphilly

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Remains of medieval churchyard cross, the ball flower ornament suggesting an early C14 date.

Exterior

Stump of cross shaft with eroded broach stops, approximately 0.4m high, on a small octagonal 2-tier base. The tiers are moulded and corbelled. The underside of the top tier bears a ball-flower frieze, much eroded.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of the base of a medieval preaching cross, the form of the plinth being unusual. Group value with the Church of St. Barrwg.

Scheduled Ancient Monument Mon143.

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