Monument details

HER Number:83/1/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Standing cross in St Luke's churchyard, Farnworth, beside the south porch


This Cross is a Scheduled Monument and lies between the south porch and south transept. It consists of a modern shaft, set in a medieval base.

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.


Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VILLAGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1013781: Standing Cross In St Luke's Churchyard, Farnworth, Beside The South Porch

Related records

83/1/0Related to: Church of St Luke, Pit Lane, Farnworth (Building)

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