SD7623 : Site of Holden Cross

taken 10 years ago, near to Haslingden Grane, Lancashire, Great Britain

Site of Holden Cross
Site of Holden Cross
The corner of the field above Leys Farm was once the site of the ancient Holden Cross. It is believed that this was one of a line of crosses marking the way from Manchester to Whalley Abbey. The photo looks south and on the moors in the background was sited another cross, Holcombe Pilgrims Cross SD7718 : The 'Pilgrim Cross' on Holcombe Moor. on the same route. Many years ago Holden Cross shaft disappeared and only the socketed base remained. About 1915 the base was moved by Major Halstead M.P., Mayor of Haslingden, and now leans against the clock tower in Victoria Park, Haslingden. SD7822 : The base of the ancient Holden Cross
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SD7623, 54 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 July, 2007
Category
Cross   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 768 230 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.1747N 2:21.1740W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 768 230
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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