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© Mr Kevin White LBPPA

IoE Number: 265257
Location: CHURCHYARD CROSS, 5 METRES SOUTH OF PORCH, CHURCH OF ST MARY,
  STRINGSTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Kevin White LBPPA
Date Photographed: 23 September 2002
Date listed: 16 November 1984
Date of last amendment: 16 November 1984
Grade II*

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ST14SESTRINGSTON CP6/197Churchyard Cross, 5 metres Southof porch, Church of St Mary

ST14SE STRINGSTON CP 6/197 Churchyard Cross, 5 metres South of porch, Church of St Mary - 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).

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