SE3271 : Sharow Cross

taken 11 years ago, near to Sharow, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Sharow Cross
Sharow Cross
This medieval cross was once one of eight scattered around the perimeters of Ripon, and is now the only one remaining in situ. Its function was as a sanctuary cross, and any wrongdoer or criminal could claim sanctuary at the Abbey of St Wilfred for a year and a day, once within the sanctuary limits. Is the cross, and the 2 or 3 square metres of grass around it, the smallest property maintained by the National Trust?
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 February, 2007
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 323 719 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.5585N 1:30.3868W
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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