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| Coldwell Clough Anglo Saxon cross |
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|Description ||The Saxon cross shaft reused as a sundial at Coldwell Clough Farm, Hayfield. The gentleman behind is believed to be Mr Bradbury who built the farm and converted the cross shaft into the sundial. |
| It was probably a sun dial to begin with|
| Erm, no, it was a Saxon cross to begin with that was reused as a sun dial at a later date - it was made into a sundial by the builder of Coldwell Clough Farm, Mr Bradbury ! |
| I think the suggestion is that it was a prehistoric single standing-stone (could be used as a sundial) that was re-carved in Saxon times. Many neolithic standing stones were "Christianised" in this and other ways.|
| That is a possibility as it was close to The White Lady standing stone. Near to the White Lady are a number of other stones that look like they may have formed part of a circle. Unfortunately we will not know if the sundial was originally a standing stone as it was stolen in the 70's !|
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