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Monument record MDR4620 - Headless Cross (temporary site of), Arboretum, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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[SK 3566534997] Headless Cross [TI] [SK 34373654] HEADLESS CROSS [GT] (site of) (1) This cross stood in Friar Gate opposite the present Vernon Street. It was mentioned in 1426. The base and steps are preserved in the Arboretum. (2) A plaque on the cross base states that it was used as a market stone during the plague of 1665. See G.P. AO/66/28/3. (3) Original site on Friargate now SMR 32429. The remains were moved back to Friar Gate in 1979.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: 1950. O.S. 1/1250 1950.
  • <2> Article in serial: Williamson, F.. 1942. 'Old Derby Street-names', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 63, pp1-27. p 11.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 01-NOV-66.



Grid reference Centred SK 3566 3497 (9m by 8m) (Centred on)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR723

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Record last edited

Jan 14 2014 1:58PM

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