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| Padstow Cross |
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|Description ||Like so many ancient crosses, this one has been re-shafted. Cast down after the Reformation, the crosses were broken, tossed into hedges or built into walls. The shafts made excellent gateposts or door lintels.|
|Aren't these crosses wonderful; are they mainly in western britain ?|
|Yes Nicola - I am a big cross fan. They used to be all over Britain. but many were destroyed at the reformation and again in Cromwell's time. Many survived in Cornwall and also in Wales. Scotland and Ireland have many very elaborate ones too as you have shown us with your photos. Perhaps the most exciting ones are the Anglo-Saxon and Norse crosses from northern England and Cumbria in particular.|
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