SJ7560 : Sandbach Crosses

taken 13 years ago, near to Sandbach, Cheshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 7 images, with title Sandbach Crosses in this square
Sandbach Crosses
Sandbach Crosses
Two 9th century stone crosses, decorated on all faces with carved figures, animals and vine scrolls.

The taller cross shows biblical scenes and has a mutiliated head. The shorter cross has a truncated shaft with the mutilated head of another cross.

They were taken from their original site and broken up. The fragments were eventually restored to their present site in 1816.

The style and themes of the sculpture indicate contact with the wider Anglo-Saxon world, suggesting Sandbach was a significant centre of pre-Viking sculpture in the 9th century.

See LinkExternal link for additional information.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Dennis Thorley and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SJ7560, 191 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 14 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 14 July, 2005
Cross   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 75 60 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.4648N 2:22.0626W
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph (First for SJ7560) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
This page has been viewed about 291 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register