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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: CHURCHYARD CROSS, 5 METRES SOUTH OF PORCH, CHURCH OF ST MARY

List entry Number: 1308144

Location

CHURCHYARD CROSS, 5 METRES SOUTH OF PORCH, CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetWest SomersetDistrict AuthorityStringston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Nov-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 265257

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History

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Details

ST14SE STRINGSTON CP

6/197 Churchyard Cross, 5 metres South of porch, Church of St Mary

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GV II*

Churchyard Cross. Late C14, restored early C20. Sandstone and concrete. Two stage calvary, octagon on wide square plinth with broached corners forming octagon and octagonal tapering shaft, broached corners and metal ties renewed with concrete. Surmounted by abacus, richly carved with foliage, carrying a pierced head likewise very richly ornamented and now somewhat eroded. According to Pooley, each face is embellished with a pair of trefoil headed canopied niches divided by a mullion which on the East side is enlarged to form the Holy Rood and on the West the Virgin and child. The North and South faces have a bishop and a knight respectively in canopied niches. A rare example of this highly ornamental type of churchyard cross. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No. 250). (Photograph in NMR; Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877).

Listing NGR: ST1764542390

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pooley, C, An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Old Stone Crosses of Somerset, (1877)

National Grid Reference: ST 17645 42390

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