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Cross in Churchyard at Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4107 / 51°24'38"N

Longitude: -3.3551 / 3°21'18"W

OS Eastings: 305851

OS Northings: 168832

OS Grid: ST058688

Mapcode National: GBR HP.QBT3

Mapcode Global: VH6FH.SSNY

Entry Name: Cross in Churchyard at Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 September 2004

Last Amended: 30 September 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83148

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the south side of the Church of St Mary.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Barry

Community: Rhoose (Y Rhws)

Community: Rhoose

Locality: Penmark

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Probably C15 in origin and the steps are medieval, but the cross and socket stone were added and the steps rebuilt or restored in 1888.

Exterior

Churchyard cross of dressed limestone with the steps of large square stones. It consists of a head, shaft and socket stone added to a base of four original square steps. Inscription on the socket stone, 'TO THE GLORY OF GOD ADMDCCCLXXXVIII THESE ANTIENT STEPS WERE BY SUBSCRIPTION RESTORED AND THIS CROSS SET THEREON, THE OLD CROSS BEING DISAPPEARED FROM A DATE BEYOND LIVING MEMORY'.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its historic interest as a medieval churchyard cross and for its group value with the Church of St Mary.

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