NY9369 : St Oswald's Cross, Heavenfield

taken 9 years ago, near to Low Brunton, Northumberland, Great Britain

St Oswald's Cross, Heavenfield
St Oswald's Cross, Heavenfield
A cross (not the original) erected at the site of the Battle of Heavenfield AD634. The inscription beneath reads "Heavenfield, where King Oswald, being about to engage in battle, erected the sign of the Holy Cross and on his knees, prayed to God and obtained the victory that his faith deserved." To the right is the signpost marking the end of St Oswald's Way LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) a 156 Km long trail which starts at Holy Island on the Northumberland coast. At this end, the St Oswald's Way coincides for some kilometres with Hadrian's Wall National Trail.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 March, 2009
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Cross   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 936 693 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.1353N 2:6.0789W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 936 694
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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