SD8327 : Gambleside Eastern Cross Marker Stone

taken 10 years ago, near to Water, Lancashire, Great Britain

Gambleside Eastern Cross Marker Stone
Gambleside Eastern Cross Marker Stone
On Gambleside Moor were located two ancient crosses, their sites shown on the first OS map. This is a marker stone to mark the position of Eastern Cross (also known as Lower Cross and Cross).

The cross originally consisted of a plain shaft with a cross carved on to it socketed into a 3 feet by 2 feet square stone base. The cross is reported to have been restored in 1902 by Alderman Samuel Compston of Crawshawbooth and at that time a new stone shaft was fitted into the base stone. However all that remains now is this marker stone.

It is thought that the cross was a memorial or burial monument not a wayside cross like the western cross SD8327 : Gambleside Western Cross Marker Stone
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 July, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 83927 27420 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.5745N 2:14.7106W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 83923 27419
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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