SD5421 : Leyland Cross and Victorian drinking fountain

taken 11 years ago, near to Leyland, Lancashire, Great Britain

Leyland Cross and Victorian drinking fountain
Leyland Cross and Victorian drinking fountain
The cross is said to be the oldest construction in Leyland. It probably dates back to Saxon times. Originally there were four steps. The shaft and cross have had to be repaired and/or replaced several times after various vehicles have collided with it.
The stocks used to stand beside the cross, together with an old iron pump and stone trough. All of these were removed and a new drinking fountain was erected to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. The drinking fountain stands on top of an old well.
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SD5421, 98 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5401 2160 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.3288N 2:41.8731W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5400 2158
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Village Cross  Drinking Fountain  Cobbled Road 

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