SJ4065 : Roodee Cross and HQ building

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

Roodee Cross and HQ building
Roodee Cross and HQ building
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 and the very new and unfinished HQ building can be see behind the city walls.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 January, 2010
Category
Cross   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4029 6588 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.1987N 2:53.7016W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4017 6584
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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