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Sarah Elizabeth Jones Memorial Cross in the Churchyard of the 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: -3.3548 / 3°21'17"W

OS Eastings: 305872

OS Northings: 168837

OS Grid: ST058688

Mapcode National: GBR HP.QBW9

Mapcode Global: VH6FH.SSTX

Entry Name: Sarah Elizabeth Jones Memorial Cross in the Churchyard of the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 September 2004

Last Amended: 30 September 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83161

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the east 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

This is an early example of Celtic Revival design in Wales and probably dates from immediately after the recorded death in 1869. The form of the cross is Celtic but the decoration is not.

Exterior

Tall Celtic Revival cross carved in red sandstone. Rectangular chamfered block carries a tapering shaft with panelled non-Celtic decoration on the front and inscriptions on the rear. The shaft carries a wheel-head cross of Celtic form. The inscription is to Sarah Elizabeth Jones, wife of Oliver Jones of Fonmon Castle. She died in 1869. Further inscription to Oliver Jones, died 1886, who erected the monument.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its interest as an early example of Celtic Revival and for its group value within the churchyard of the Church of St Mary.

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