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Monument record MDR201 - Martin Side cross base, Meadow Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (1)

  • (Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

'The Martine Syde Crosse' appears on more than one of the 17th century plans in the Public Record Office. About a quarter of a mile beyond the farmstead of Martin Side at an elevation of 1,100ft is the base of a cross. 'From the rough character of the base stone and the shape of the socket, it may fairly be assumed that it is of pre-Norman date.' (1) Location correctly identified on OS mapping [1966]. (2) The cross base was removed by the County Council from its site by the side of the road in January 1973, after it had been struck and overturned by a vehicle. In April 1974 it was re-set in mortar on a stone-flagged base close to its original position, but on the opposite side of the road. (3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1907. Memorials of Old Derbyshire. p 304.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 25-JAN-66.
  • <3> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 16.1, with photos.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 2711.



Grid reference SK 0728 7877 (point) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1380

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Record last edited

Mar 18 2015 12:36PM

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