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Listed Building record MDR10588 - Headless Cross, Friar Gate, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Former Type) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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[SK 3566534997] Headless Cross [TI] [SK 34373654] HEADLESS CROSS [GT] (site of) (1) This cross stood in Friar Gate opposite the present Vernon Street. It was mentioned in 1426. The base and steps are preserved in the Arboretum. (2) A plaque on the cross base states that it was used as a market stone during the plague of 1665. See G.P. AO/66/28/3. (3) The remains of the cross were moved back to Friar Gate in 1979. The Headless Cross is probably ealry Medieval and is a fragment of a tapered stone shaft on large square base with 3 stone steps. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1950. O.S. 1/1250 1950.
  • <2> Article in serial: Williamson, F.. 1942. 'Old Derby Street-names', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 63, pp1-27. p 11.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 01-NOV-66.
  • <4> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1288049.



Grid reference Centred SK 34383 36546 (9m by 8m)

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Feb 2 2024 8:49PM

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