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© Mr Michael Perry

IoE Number: 270228
Location: CROSS IN CHURCHYARD, CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH STREET (west side)
  BISHOPS LYDEARD, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 03 November 2003
Date listed: 25 February 1955
Date of last amendment: 04 May 1984
Grade II*

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ST1629BISHOP´S LYDEARD CPCHURCH STREET (West side)10/16Cross in Churchyard, Church of StMary(formerly listed as churchyard

ST1629 BISHOP´S LYDEARD CP CHURCH STREET (West side) 10/16 Cross in Churchyard, Church of St Mary (formerly listed as churchyard cross) 25.2.55 GV II* Cross C14 mid C19 addition. Red sandstone ashlar and Ham stone carved panels, about 6 metres high. Octagonal in plan, 3 steps with chamfered nosing and offsets at base, socket with oblong sunk panels enriched with figures, representing the Apostles and scenes from the life Christ. Octagonal shaft with tripartite, trefoil headed sculptural niche containing central figure reputed to be John the Baptist flanked by a monk and a bishop. The shaft is surmounted by a mid C19 cross. The sculptural panels are an unusual feature and Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877 describes it as "an unrivalled example of Fourteenth Century work", (Photographs in NMR).

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