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LLANDAFF. DISCOVERY OF AX ANCIENT CRosR,-During the progress of some repairs the other day near the dairy at Bishop's Court, Llandaff, the Bishop discovered over an adjoinning wall a feature which was so smothered in whitewash as to render its form rather indistinct, Lut, on calling in the aid of Mr. Prichard, it was found to be a cross of a type commonly known as "Runic," It is embedded in the wall over a well nearly square in form, whose sides are built up to the level of the water or rather higher, of square wrought ashlar work, while the masonary above that level is of a rougher description, and more in keeping with the cross, which, though rudely formed, is full of character, its panel being decorated with the well-known knotted interlacing work peculiar to its type. There are not wanting indications which lead to the supposition that the well is of great antiquity, and its being within the precincts of the old palace confirms the theory. The Bishop has had a most successful photograph taken of it by Mr. Collings, of Cardiff. A question has been raised as to whether the cross is complete in itself, 01 merely the arm of a larger one. To determine this it will be necessary to extract it from its present position; a step, Mr. Prichard thinks, which should not be taken until some antiquary learned in the character of masonry has minutely examined it. He is inclined to the belief that it is perfect in itself, and in its original position.

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