SX1867 : Church of St Neot - three crosses

taken 1 year ago, near to St Neot, Cornwall, Great Britain

Church of St Neot - three crosses
Church of St Neot - three crosses
These three ancient crosses in the churchyard, along with the main churchyard cross SX1867 : Church of St Neot - single cross, form a scheduled ancient monument (list entry 1018698) - the listing text gives a full description of each. The reason for designation is a "good examples of the uncommon Latin cross type, and their removal into the churchyard in the 19th century demonstrates well the changing attitudes to religion since the medieval period."
Church of St Neot, Cornwall
The church at St Neot, Cornwall is most famous for its stained glass windows, mostly installed at the time of construction of the current building between 1425 and 1530, on the site of an earlier one from 1266 or earlier. The medieval glass was restored in the 19th century and further stained glass windows added. A leaflet giving a detailed description of the windows is available from the church, but photography inside the church is not permitted without explicit permission.

According to the parish website, the dedication of the church is to the 9th century local saint whose name is variously spelt Anietus, Aneitus or Neot, whose remains were said to have been in the north wall of the Chancel, until they were stolen in 974, and re-interred at St Neots in Huntingdonshire (the only other church dedicated to him).

It is grade I listed (list entry 1329212) and the churchyard walls, war memorial and ancient crosses in the churchyard, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, are all listed grade II.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 2 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 1858 6784 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:28.9334N 4:33.5123W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 1858 6783
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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