Churchyard Cross in St David’s Churchyard

Churchyard Cross in St David’s Churchyard

Information

Grade II
Date Listed 29/01/1998
Nat Grid ref 28755 17984

Location:
On the South side of Church near the porch

History;
Churchyard crosses mostly date from the medieval period and acted as a site for preaching, especially for the itinerant orders, a focus of liturgical processions and to sanctify the churchyard for burial befote the development of individual graveyard monuments after the Reformation. Top of shaft has been remodeled, creating a knob finial possibly from the base of a earlier crucifix.

Listed:
Listed as a medieval churchyard cross which is mostly intact and for group value with the church of St David and Cliff Cottage.

Reference:
Newman J, Glamorgan, Buildings of Wales series, 1995, p369