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Submitted by Boggart on Saturday, 19 March 2011  Page Views: 16814

Early Medieval (Dark Age)Site Name: Edale Cross
Country: England County: Derbyshire Type: Ancient Cross
 Nearest Village: Hayfield and Edale
Map Ref: SK0772586092
Latitude: 53.371635N  Longitude: 1.885359W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
2 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
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Edale Cross
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This cross, made from local gritstone and quite coarsely carved, is believed to be medieval in date and was probably erected by the Cistercian monks of Basingwerk Abbey at the southern boundary of land which they received from Henry II in 1157.

The cross was thrown down from its original position and its base and part of the shaft are missing. It was found buried in peat by local farmers who re-erected it and carved their initials onto the front with the date 1810.

The cross is situated close to Kinder Low End at the summit of the bridle road from Hayfield to Edale at an altitude of 1750 feet.

(Not strictly in date but added in memory of my fixing the Gallery slowness bug that has been driving the admins mad for longer than we can all remember - thanks for your patience admins! 19th March 2011 - MegP Ed)
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SK0786 : Old Wayside Cross - Edale Cross on Kinder Scout by Milestone Society
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SK0786 : Edale Cross, Kinder by Neil Theasby
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SK0786 : Close-up of Edale Cross, Kinder by Neil Theasby
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SK0786 : Edale Cross by Peter McDermott
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Re: Edale Cross by Boggart on Saturday, 23 November 2013
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An examination of the cross has revealed Saxon knot work on the shaft (though this is very worn and a little hard to see) thus placing it earlier in date than was previously believed.
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