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Listed Building record MDR4005 - Foxlane Plantation Cross

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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[SK 2955 7531] CROSS [G.T.] (1) A probable 14th cent.(4) cross 5 ft. 6 ins (1.8m) high stands about eighty yards from the road on the west side of Fox Lane, near its summit. It has an inscription "HERE . LIES . GODFREY" cut within living memory. Scheduled (3) (2-4) See G.P's AO/66/2/2 The inscription has almost eroded away. (5) Width of 0.22cm. The cross tapers to a width of 0.17m at the top. One arm is broken off and all but 0.05m of the other is also gone. It is probable that the cross is on the line of an old trackway and may indicate the boundary of land associated with Beauchief Abbey. (2, 6) Photographic record. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Article in serial: Ward, G H B. 1921. 'Fox Lane and Whibbersley Crosses', Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society. Volume 2, pp 137-141.
  • <3> Scheduling record: Ministry of Works. 1961. Ancient Monuments of England.
  • <4> Article in serial: Heathcote, J. 1961. 'Scheduled Ancient Monuments', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 81. p137.
  • <5> Personal Observation: F1 JB 12-JAN-66.
  • <6> Personal Observation: Smith, K (PPJPB). 1991. Personal observations regarding monuments in the Peak District, 1991.
  • <7> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 24.22-23.



Grid reference Centred SK 2954 7530 (6m by 6m) Centre

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Record last edited

Jan 17 2024 3:44AM

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