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Parish Of St. Martin - Arichondel, Jersey, Channel Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 49° 12.800 W 002° 01.649
30U E 570827 N 5451626
Quick Description: The Coat of Arms of the Parish of St. Martin are on the base of this wayside cross is one of 12 erected to celebrate the Millennium on the island of Jersey.
Location: Jersey
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 4:53:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMM4D2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
Views: 1

Long Description:
Each of the 12 parishes that make up the island of Jersey had a similar wayside cross erected for the millennium.

The La Société Jersiaise website has the following information about the crosses.

"The 12 crosses were erected in each of the Island's parishes as a gift from the States. The project is one of those sponsored by the Millennium Fund to mark 2,000 years of Christianity.

It is believed that wayside crosses were once abundant throughout the Island, until they were all but destroyed during the Reformation. Little evidence now remains of them.

The design selected is based on the cross which now stands at Elizabeth Castle, which was erected there in 1959 to mark the site of the Abbey of St Helier. It is believed to be an excellent reproduction of a medieval wayside cross.

The design, which features a slender granite cross atop a solid granite base, including an octagonal supporting collar, is around 8-ft high. The inscription of the date and the appropriate parish crest on the base of the crosses is at the discretion of the individual parishes."

This cross is situated in the Parish of St. Martin at Arichondel next to a small car park on the coast road. The plinth on which the cross stands has the parish coat of arms of a silver shield with three red horizontal lines.

Underneath the arms are the words
In the year of Our Lord

The Parish of St. Martin
This parish is situated in the north east of the island and covers an area of 10.3 km².

It is ranked 6th in the list of parishes by area and had a population of 3,763 residents in 2011.
Bearer of Coat of Arms: Town

Full name of the bearer: Parish of Saint Martin

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
On the base of a wayside cross erected for the Millennium celebrations. The cross is next to a small car park on the coast road in Arichondel.

Material / Design: Stone

Blazon (heraldic description):
Argent three fesses gules,

La Route le Brun. Arichondel Jersey

Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): [Web Link]

Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): [Web Link]

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