SJ4065 : Roodee Cross and the city walls

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

Roodee Cross and the city walls
Roodee Cross and the city walls
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 city walls below Nuns Road can be seen in the background, and the white barriers are part of the racecourse circuit.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4019 6589 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.2034N 2:53.7915W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4017 6584
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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