Monument details

HER Number:1519
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Wayside cross 500m north of Sutton End Farm

Summary

This Grade II listed medieval Wayside Cross is also a Scheduled Monument. It is a red sandstone roughly rectangular block with a cross marked in relief to the upper part of both sides. The cross is positioned at the point at which the road drops down into the plain, suggesting it may be a waymarker.

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 places 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:SUTTON, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1159467: WAYSIDE CROSS; Scheduled Monument 1012885: Wayside Cross 500M North Of Sutton End Farm



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