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© Mr Mick Humphreys LRPS

IoE Number: 270892
Location: CHURCHYARD CROSS, DRAKES CLOSE (west side)
  RUISHTON, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Mick Humphreys LRPS
Date Photographed: 15 August 1999
Date listed: 25 February 1955
Date of last amendment: 21 February 1986
Grade II*

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RUISHTON CP DRAKES CLOSE (West side) ST22NE 1/101 Remains of churchyard cross in churchyard, about 7 m south of porch, Church of St George (formerly listed as Churchyard Cross) 25.2.55 GV II* Remains of churchyard cross. Early C15, restored C18. Possibly Ham stone. Socket and base of shaft set on 2 later square steps forming the calvary, octagonal socket with sunk panels of sculpture much eroded, south side possibly representing the Virgin with deposed body of Christ, square angle shafts in corners with caps and bases, south west shaft damaged; square shaft with angles worked to a fillet, broken just above a bracket supported on a face. (Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877).

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