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Adamstown Cross
 

County

Wexford

Coordinates

N 52° 23' 35.88"   W 006° 43' 13.92"

Nearest town

Adamstown

Grid Ref.

S 87081 27633

Map No.

77

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

80

Date of visit

Tuesday 5 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The tall cross in the Adamstown cemetery, seen from the east-southeast.


In the small village of Adamstown there's a graveyard with a huge stone cross. It's been cut from a single slab of stone, it is completely undecorated and with a rough finish.
The cross is 3.22 metres tall, the arms open at 98 centimetres, with the north one being a bit shorter than the south one.
The shaft is 58 centimetres wide and just 15 centimetres thick.
The main sides of the cross face east-west (85°-265°)

The cross is set into a square stone base buried in the ground, and leans to the south-southwest (205°) by about 8°.
It might date from the 8th or 9th century and it resembles the one at Mevagh.

Other interesting small stone crosses can be seen in the graveyard. Three of them are arranged just east of the tall cross, and date from the second half of the 18th century.
Another short cross, very similar to those at Carrick-on-Bannow, is to the west of the tall cross.
Another broken cross, similar to the three ones arranged to the east of the main cross, is near the entrance of the graveyard.


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