Monument details

HER Number:365
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Woodhey Cross

Summary

Scheduled Monument and a Grade II* listed remains of medieval wayside cross, comprising of fragment of shaft, socket stone and two post medieval steps. It stands at the junction of 4 lanes in the centre of Woodhey Green.

Standing Crosses are usually of stone and date from the medieval period, mid 10th to mid 16th centuries AD. They served a variety of purposes from places of prayer and pilgrimage to sites of public proclamation. At one time there were over 12,000 of these crosses throughout Britain but many were destroyed during the reformation. There are now less than 2000 crosses remaining, many incomplete.


Parish:FADDILEY, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD?)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1017062: Woodhey Cross; Listed Building (II*) 1136206: WOODHEY CROSS



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