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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE VILLAGE CROSS

List entry Number: 1056096

Location

THE VILLAGE CROSS, WEST STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SomersetSouth SomersetDistrict AuthorityHinton St. George

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262333

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History

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Details

ST4112 HINTON ST GEORGE CP WEST STREET (North side)

7/83 The Village Cross

4.2.58

GV II*

Village cross. Late medieval, with C18 finial. Ham stone ashlar. Octagonal base, the lowest part about 3 metres across and average 900mm high, having chamfered plinth and chamfered coving to nosing of water-holding step of about 500mm wide, then 2 similar steps about 600mm and 450mm high. Square plan socket base, having a chamfered plinth, in all about 750mm wide x 500mm high, the top corners either broached or prepared as bases for small pinnacles. The shaft square at base changing to an octagon, with statue, said to be of St John the Baptist, in canopied surround applied on east face. Finial of classical design, with Doric cap, cube for a former sundial, and a ball finial, the whole about 6 metres high. One of the best village crosses/Tn G county, with important streetscene value, in what is probably its original position. Scheduled Ancient Monument, (Somerset County No 432). (Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877; VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p39).

Listing NGR: ST4197112623

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Pooley, C - Title: An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Old Stone Crosses of Somerset - Date: 1877
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Page, W - Title: The Victoria History of the County of Somerset - Date: 1978 - Volume: 4 - Page References: 39

National Grid Reference: ST 41971 12623

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