SJ6383 : Appleton Cross

taken 11 years ago, near to Stretton, Warrington, Great Britain

Appleton Cross
Appleton Cross
This ancient monument (which originally stood 4 metres to the N.E. of its present position) was restored by Appleton Parish Council in 1973 under the guidance of Mr J R Rimmer Director of Warrington Museum and Art Gallery. It is believed to have been a wayside or weeping cross and probably would have had a wooden upright cross resting in the socket stone. A venetian soldino found under the lowest layer, now in Warrington Museum, dates the probable erection of the cross between 1400 and 1420. Such crosses were used as halting places for funeral processions and this one would be close to an early chapel of rest at Stretton.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 November, 2006   (more nearby)
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Friday, 24 November, 2006
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Historic site > Historic site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 630 834 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.7714N 2:33.4341W
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