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Listed Building record MDR2617 - Cross, St Chad's Church, Longford

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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(SK 2150 3830) Cross (NAT). (1) On the south side of Longford Church is the churchyard cross of which about four feet of the shaft still remains in the large base stone, which rests on three square steps. (2) A restored churchyard cross consisting of an original base and shaft standing on 3 square steps and surmounted by a modern capital and extension of the shaft, the latter carrying a latin inscription noting the restoration in 1897. The steps measure 2.7m square oveall and total 0.7m high. The base stone is 0.6m high and 0;7m square. The original portion of shaft is 0.4m square at the base and 1.1m high. Resurveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. See SK 23 NW 1 for probable original cross head. (3) A grade II listed cross dating to the 15th century, and restored in 1897. It is constructed of sandstone. It has a triple-stepped large square plinth, topped by tall square base with chamfered corners from half way up. Octagonal stone shaft over, of which top part replaced in 1897. Above, C19 Latin cross with seaweed type foliage ends and to east side a figure of a saint on a carved corbel, under a cusped ogee arch. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1877. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. III. pp. 194-5.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 CDA 03-AUG-76.
  • <4> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. NHLE No:.



Grid reference SK 214 383 (point) Centre

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  • EDR769

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Record last edited

Nov 10 2023 5:32AM

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