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|Description ||This weathered stone cross can be found near The Old Causeway, an ancient
track joining Yorkshire with Lancashire. It stands almost five feet tall and
is said to date from the 7th century.
The stone is also less frequently called by another name; the Idol Cross,
and there are stories of hauntings and pagan activities occurring in the
The outcrop of rocks called the Great Bride Stones lie just north of here.
Local history tells of a 'rude stone' that lay below them, which was moved
to an unknown location. One version of the tale even mentions that the
menhir had a crude 'calvary cross' carved onto it during the 9th century,
which makes it likely that this is the christianised standing stone.
(Thanks to Paul Bennet for the info and local history research)
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