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Listed Building record MDR4734 - Churchyard Cross, St Matthew's churchyard, Morley

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Georgian - 1762 AD to 1762 AD)

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Full Description

'The shaft of the old churchyard cross still remains, near the priest's door to the chancel [of Morley Church] although considerably shortened to receive a sundial plate, which bears the date of 1762'. (1) 'In the churchyard is the shaft of a sepulchral cross'. (2) The remains of the cross are at SK 39674091. See GP AO/66/188/4. (3) This churchyard cross is medieval in date, but was made into sundial in 1762 by Whitehurst of Derby. It is built of gritstone; has a polygonal base and polygonal shaft, and stands about four feet high. The sundial has a base plate and gnomon. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1879. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol IV. p 1875.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 569.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 JB 10-OCT-66.
  • <4> Index: TPAT. 2219. 2219.
  • <5> Index: TPAT. 2580. 2580.
  • <6> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 3967 4091 (point) Centre

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR976

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Record last edited

Jan 26 2024 4:26PM

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