Monument record MDR644 - Possible cross base or way-marker, Plainsteads, Charlesworth and New Mills
Type and Period (3)
- MOUNTING BLOCK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- CROSS ? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
- DIRECTION STONE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
There is a large fragment of the base of an old cross, which has at a later date been used as a direction stone, at the precise spot where the track from Robin Hood's Picking Rods [SMR 4101] crosses the boundary between Rowarth and Charlesworth townships, exactly a mile east of the former and half a mile northwest of the Abbot's Chair [SMR 7517] (1) A roughly worked stone without socket; probably a mounting block. See G.P. AO/65/111/1. (2) This possible medieval cross base is situated adjacent to the parish boundary between Charlesworth and New Mills. However, it has no visible cross-shaft socket or carvings. It was latterly used as a way-marker and a mounting stone. (4)
- <1> SDR95 Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1907. Memorials of Old Derbyshire. 301.
- <2> SDR6376 Personal Observation: F1 JB 18-AUG-65.
- <3> SDR10000 Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 0639.
- <4> SDR21068 Unpublished document: Ullathorne, A (PDNPA). 2005. Higher Plainsteads Farm, Charlesworth, Derbyshire, archaeological field survey for the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark Scheme, 2005. p 4, Feature 10.
|Grid reference||SK 0226 9098 (point) (Centre)|
|Civil Parish||CHARLESWORTH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
|Civil Parish||NEW MILLS, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Aug 13 2015 8:38AM