Category Archives: Crosses

Although the symbol itself is a pre-christian one, to most of us it means that dreadfully boring religious crap we’ve had to contend with since childhood. But relics of old stone crosses, which scatter Britain in huge numbers, relate to periods in our history when the xtian ways were damning the ways of our indigenous ancestors – sometimes with frightening furore: burning, hanging and torturing British people for not accepting their screwy ways. The stone crosses which we find today as archaeological relics, tended to be positioned where earlier heathen sites were found – and as a result of this, I thought it important to include such sites on TNA. But these relics took various forms, each relating to the function of the site it meant to supplant or suppress: market crosses, boundary crosses, village crosses, wayside crosses, etc. You’ll find them all here!

Town Cross, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Cross:  OS Grid Reference – NS 88559 92686 Also Known as: Burgh Cross Canmore ID 47169 Market Cross Mercat Cross Getting Here Get into the small town of Alloa, where the buses stand at Shillinghill.  From here walk southwest down … Continue reading

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Barton Cross, Barton near Preston, Lancashire

Wayside Cross: OS Grid Reference – SD 53502 37332 Also Known as: Historic England Grade II Listed Building No. 1073555 Getting Here The cross is at the roadside on the south side of Barton Lane at the cross roads with … Continue reading

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Lytham Cross, Lytham, Lancashire

Wayside Cross: OS Grid Reference – SD 3603 2718 Getting Here The cross is situated in a small railed enclosure adjoining the pavement on the North side of Church Road on the west side of Lytham, opposite Lowther Gardens. Archaeology … Continue reading

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Stump Cross, Goosnargh, Lancashire

Wayside Cross:  OS Grid Reference – SD 57287 37421 Also Known as: Historic England Grade II Listed Building No. 1165108 Getting Here The cross is situated on the verge at the west side of the B5269 road near its junction … Continue reading

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Eaves Green Cross, near Goosnargh, Lancashire

Cross (ruins):  OS Grid Reference – SD 56770 37765 Also Known as: Historic England Monument No. 42651 Getting Here Travelling east out of Goosnargh on the B5269, go straight ahead onto Camforth Hall Lane, follow it northwards and take the … Continue reading

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Barton Cross Stone, Barton Lane, Barton, Lancashire

Cup Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SD 53500 37332  —  NEW FIND Getting Here At the roadside, on the south side of Barton Lane, where it crosses the minor road joining Cross House Farm and Barton House. Archaeology & … Continue reading

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Tom Cross, Colne, Lancashire

Cross:  OS Grid Reference – SD 92102 43175 Also Known as: Copy House Cross Getting Here Follow the same directions as if you’re visiting the Dissenter’s Well.  The cross stands right next to it! Archaeology & History This is one of … Continue reading

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Strand Cross, Westminster, London, Middlesex

Cross (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 3077 8093 Also Known as Stone Cross of the Strand Archaeology & History First mentioned in Latin manuscripts from 1274 CE, the best description of this long lost monument, curiously, appears to be … Continue reading

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Market Cross, Halesowen, Worcestershire

Cross:  OS Grid Reference – SO 9666 8356 Archaeology & History The history of this probable late-medieval monument is fragmentary.  It presently stands in the southeast corner of St John the Baptist churchyard, but used to be in the middle … Continue reading

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Broken Cross, Westminster, London, Middlesex

Cross (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 322 812 Archaeology & History In truly that most unholy of places in England—Westminster, London—there was, in bygone times, a slightly more sacred site which, earlier still, might have been where a standing … Continue reading

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