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|Description ||The sign on the wall reads:
"This Saxon cross is sculptured with spiral knots and Stafford-knots, interwoven with extra cords and bands. Similar crosses are to be found at Eyam, Taddington and Norbury. One authority dates the cross about 650ad."|
|Very nice, Oci - looks like its sprouting! Thanks for this - we really are seeking them out and collecting them together. I know of no publication that is a comprehensive guide to them all, or even most. Soon, the Portal could boast the largest illustrated collection of ancient crosses.|
|I'll see if I can dig out any others from my Cumbria trip earlier this year. I'm always on the lookout for ancient crosses now...|
|See a similar cross depicted in Neville Sharpe's book 'Crosses of the Peak District' ...Landmark Publishing 2002? His photograph has it outside Taddidgton church at SK142711.|
| Since 2006 I have been in e-mail contact with Neville Sharpe who sent me several of his reference books. Highly recommended is 'Northumbrian Crosses of the Pre-Norman Age' by W.G.Collingwood, 1927. Republished 1989, Llanerch Enterprises, Lampeter. ISBN 0947992359|
|Andy B |
| astronomer, how many are listed in the book and do they give accurate locations? (can you guess what I'm thinking...)|
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