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Monument record MDR2657 - Ashe Cross, Ash Lane, Sutton on the Hill

Type and Period (2)

  • ? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval to Stuart - 1066 AD? to 1700 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ashe Cross, near Sutton-on-the-Hill where the Egginton Road runs into the Etwall road, is a massive stump on a large base, locally known as the 'Butter Cross'. Undoubtedly a medieval boundary cross. (1) The shaft has an indecipherable inscription on the west and south faces. See GP AO/66/171/1. Resurveyed at 1/2500. (2) Ashe Cross comprises the remains of a socket stone and shaft on top of a hedge bank, hidden in bushes west of the junction of Ash Lane and James' Lane, on the south side of the road, at a field boundary. It has an indecipherable inscription on one side. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Tudor, T. 1934. 'Minor monuments and lesser antiquities of Derbyshire, 1934', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 55, pp 64-76. 67.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 03-AUG-66.
  • <3> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 7(b)1, with photos.



Grid reference SK 2462 3331 (point) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR764

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Record last edited

Dec 3 2010 2:40PM

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