Churchyard Cross Restoration

Standing in the churchyard, beside the main entrance to St Buryan Parish Church, is the churchyard cross. This is a multi-period monument consisting of the head of a tenth century cross set in a monolithic granite base and mounted on a stepped pedestal of late medieval or post medieval date. The stepped pedestal, constructed of blocks of granite, was in poor deteriorating condition as a result of subsidence and settlement and had therefore been placed on the Heritage at Risk (HAR) Register.  Conservation work, accompanied by archaeological recording, to consolidate and repair the monument and enable it to be removed from the register was undertaken in Spring 2016. The work was entirely funded by a grant from Historic England.

St Buryan Churchyard Cross, seen from the tower.