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Monument record MDR5957 - Medieval socket stone, St John The Baptist Churchyard extension, Ault Hucknall

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 4672 6523. In the churchyard at Ault Hucknall is a modern cross set up on an ancient stone. (1) SK 4673 6515. A large, modern cross in a comparatively recent extension to the churchyard incorporates the socket stone of a medieval cross. It is placed upon a modern moulded base and has a further stone upon it to receive the shaft of the present cross. The socket stone measures 0.6 m. by 0.7 m. and is 0.35 m. high, with a chamfered top. There is no local knowledge (the incumbent is a recent arrival) of the original site of the ancient cross but it was probably a churchyard cross in the older burial ground surrounding the church. See GP: AO/59/368/1 - Cross from the east. A 25" AM survey has been made. (2) Surveyed at 1:2500 at SK 46746515. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Mee, A (ed). 1937. Derbyshire. p 32.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 WW 02-DEC-59.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F2 JB 09-JUN-66.



Grid reference SK 4673 6515 (point) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR737
  • EDR928

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2015 4:17PM

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