Monument details

HER Number:774/0/2
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Cross base at Salterswall on rd junction 150m WNW of Westholme Frm


Square sandstone block with a square dished hollow in the top. It is possibly the socket stone for cross. It is a Scheduled Monument. 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.


Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROSS BASE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1013478: Cross Base At Salterswall On The Road Junction 150M Wnw Of Westholme Farm

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
Heritage Lottery Fund