Scheduled Monument: Standing cross in the churchyard of St Peter's Church (1008829)

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Authority English Heritage
Other Ref SM Cat. No. 109 b
Date assigned Tuesday, December 29, 1953
Date last amended Friday, July 8, 1994


The monument is the remains of a medieval standing cross located in the churchyard south of St Peter's Church. It comprises a calvary or stepped base of five octagonal steps rising to an octagonal socle or socket stone which would, originally, have been surmounted by a medieval cross shaft and head. The current 1.2m high columnar shaft probably dates to the 18th or 19th centuries and is set with a sundial which is missing its gnomen. The calvary and socle rise to a height of c.2m and have a maximum diameter at the base of c.3.5m. The socle, which has stops on alternate faces, is also decorated with a swag beneath the upper edge of each face. This ornamentation and the scale of the remains indicates that, when the original shaft was in place, the cross would have been very impressive. The cross is also Listed Grade II. Modern graves falling within the area of the scheduling are excluded from the scheduling though the ground beneath them is included.

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Grid reference Centred SK 1723 8345 (3m by 3m)
Map sheet SK18SE

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Jan 23 2014 12:25PM

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