Monument record MDR4124 - Pilsley, Cross Base

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The cross base is on the summit of a probable barrow (11803). It measures 550x650mm at the base, is chamfered on only 3 sides 1 side vertical, top measures 450x450mm. The socket is 270x300mm in plan and 150mm deep (2) It lies within Stump Cross Field and is known as the baptism stone. It was removed many years ago (C19th?) taken to village as a pig trough - pigs died - a second owner had bad luck - cross base replaced at original site (2,3) Scheduled (4)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <2> Unpublished document: J. Barnatt. 1993. Pers Comm : PPJPB : SMR archive : J. Barnatt : 23.12.93.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Broome. 1993. Pers Comm : PPJPB : SMR archive : Mr Broome : 23.12.93.
  • <4> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1994. Scheduling Notification. 23361. Cat. No.: 353.



Grid reference Centred SK 2348 7080 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Sep 6 2013 1:52PM

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