Cross in St John the Baptist's Churchyard, Heathfield
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Somerset County Council
Taunton Deane Borough Council
SJ160160 (316005, 126457)
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The remains of a late 13th century cross located 10 metres south east of the chancel in the churchyard of St John the Baptist. The remains of the original cross structure include a two-stepped octagonal base with a diameter of 2.2 metres, a socket stone and shaft. The sides of the lower step are 0.9 metres long, the sides of the upper step are 0.4 metres long and each step is 0.4 metres high. The upper step supports a socket stone, approximately 0.6 metres high and 0.65 metres sqaure with a decorated pillar carved into each corner. The tapering sqaure shaft is 2 metres high and set into the socket stone. A headless figure with pedestal and canopy is carved into the east face of the shaft. The cross head is missing. It was restored in 1869. Scheduled.
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