TA1928 : The Kilnsea Cross at Holyrood House

near to Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Kilnsea Cross at Holyrood House
The Kilnsea Cross at Holyrood House
The Kilnsea Cross is said to have been erected at Ravenser near Spurn on the site where Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster landed in 1399 to be joined by the Earls of Northumberland and Westmorland. They overthrew Richard II and Henry eventually reigned as King Henry IV.

The cross was removed to Kilnsea as the encroaching sea threatened Ravenser, eventually to engulf the town. It was again threatened by the advancing waters and in 1818 it was dismantled and removed to Burton Constable, the Constables being Seigneurs of Holderness. It remained in a dismantled state in an outbuilding until James Iveson sought permission from Sir Thomas Constable for it to be moved to Hedon to form a centrepiece for a square of houses to be known as Holyrood. The scheme did not materialise and James Watson eventually built Holyrood House on the site [information provided by Hedon Town Council]. Holyrood House is now a residential home for the elderly.
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