SJ3186 : Tranmere Cross , Victoria Park

near to Rock Ferry, Wirral, Great Britain

Tranmere Cross , Victoria Park
Tranmere Cross , Victoria Park
Tranmere Cross is supposed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the incorporation of Tranmere Township into the Borough of Birkenhead. The remains of an ancient cross are mentioned in 1833 but various late Victorian authors write about its disappearance around 1862. The cross was re-discovered in 1935 by a local historian outside Tranmere New Hall who noted the unusual carving, shaded location and height of the column which did not seem suitable for a sundial, it looked more like the shaft and base of an ancient cross. Various authorities all agreed that the column undoubtedly was a relic of the ancient cross, made about 1500, its original site unknown. The cross was re-erected in Victoria Park, Tranmere, on 18th October 1937.
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Saturday, 4 March, 2006   (more nearby)
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