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Monument record MDR3631 - Cross-head, St Katherine's Church, Rowsley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

[SK 2549 6607] Part of a pre-Conquest cross-head, tentatively assigned to the 11th century by W.G. Collingwood (1), but dated mid 9th century, by Sir Thomas Kendrick (3), was found some years before 1932 in the River Wye and is now kept in Rowsley Church. (1-3) The cross-head is retained within the church; badly weathered and broken but undoubtedly Saxon. (4)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Routh, T. 1937. 'A corpus of the pre-Conquest carved stones of Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 58, pp 1-46. pp. 39-40, plate xviii.
  • <2> Article in serial: Tudor, T. 1932. 'Ancient cross-head discovered at Rowsley', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 53, pp 98-9, plate X.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1953. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, 1st edition. 210.
  • <4> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 14-JUN-66.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 1723. 1723.



Grid reference Centred SK 2549 6607 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1084

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Record last edited

Jan 16 2017 3:57PM

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