SJ4065 : The Roodee Cross in the snow

taken 8 years ago, near to Handbridge, Cheshire, Great Britain

The Roodee Cross in the snow
The Roodee Cross in the snow
This ancient 'cross', which is known to have existed in the Middle Ages, is situated in the middle of Chester Racecourse. In fact it gave the name to the area as the Saxon for cross is rood, and the Norse for island is eye, hence rood eye, island of the cross. Apparently very old maps show it in a slightly different location, but the 1891 and modern O.S. maps record it in its present position at the corner of an invisible parish boundary. The snow does emphasise the fact that it is in a very slightly raised position.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4017 6584 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.1763N 2:53.8089W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4017 6585
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