Wayside Cross in Gwennap Churchyard


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County Council (Unitary)

Cornwall Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Truro and Falmouth

Grid Reference

SR739739 (173871, 40118)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.2172, -5.17017

Nearest Postcode

TR16 6BD

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Medieval wayside cross situated to the north of the church in Gwennap churchyard. It was removed from its original location to be reused as part of a stile until it was restored and re-erected in the churchyard. It is visible as an upright granite shaft with a round, or `wheel' head, measuring 1.76 metres in overall height. The principal faces, both of which are decorated, are orientated north-south. The north principal face bears a relief figure of Christ with outstretched arms. The south principal face bears a relief `Latin' cross, the broad lower limb continues down the length of the shaft. The outer edge of both principal faces is decorated with a narrow bead. On the north face the bead continues around the base of the head and the feet of the Christ figure merge into it. On the south face the bead continues down either side of the shaft. The shaft widens slighty at the top and its north principal face is decorated with a relief `Latin' cross. The lower portion of the shaft had been reused as the lowest step of a stile on a church path. The base of the shaft is set in concrete. The cross is Scheduled and Listed Grade II*.

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