Monument details

HER Number:1407/0/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Village Cross

Summary

Scheduled Monument and Grade II listed medieval village cross. It is built of buff and red sandstone blocks. A square base supports three graduated square steps on which stands the cross base set with a fragement of the original shaft.

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:NETHER ALDERLEY, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VILLAGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1216839: VILLAGE CROSS; Scheduled Monument 1013784: Cross At Nether Alderley On The Crossroads Of Welsh Row And Congleton Road



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