SJ4065 : Chester's Roodee Cross

taken 11 years ago, near to Handbridge, Cheshire, Great Britain

Chester's Roodee Cross
Chester's Roodee Cross
This ancient 'cross', which is known to have existed in the Middle Ages, is situated in the middle of Chester Racecourse. In fact it gave the name to the area as the Saxon for cross is rood, and the Norse for island is eye, hence rood eye, island of the cross. Apparently very old maps show it in a slightly different location, but the 1891 and modern O.S. maps record it in its present position at the corner of an invisible parish boundary. The city walls and the steps up to Nuns Road can be seen behind the stone, and the white barriers are the part of the actual racecourse circuit.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 March, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4017 6584 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.1763N 2:53.8089W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4016 6583
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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