SK2170 : Archaeological dig, Hassop

near to Rowland, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Archaeological dig, Hassop
Archaeological dig, Hassop
There is a great cross in Bakewell churchyard SK2168 : Saxon cross, All Saints' Church, Bakewell. Excavations around the base of the cross revealed the remains of a woman and child, dated about just after the Norman Conquest.This indicated that the cross was not in its original location. So where was it first ?
The field at Hassop, where this excavation is taking place, is known from documentary and map sources to be the site of a cross roads, quite near to the cross roads of the present day.
There is a local legend that tells of Prince Arthur, eldest son of Henry VIII, and how he rested beneath a stone cross at the cross roads at Hassop, in the summer of 1501. In the tale, a ghostly woman approached the prince, the heir to the throne, and foretold a marriage and early death. His subsequent marriage to Catherine of Aragon was followed by his death.
The tapes at the left of the current excavation surround show a line of stones which are believed to be of a wall at the side of a road.
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Saturday, 14 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 18 July, 2012
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Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2167 7064 [10m precision]
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