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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

ASHTON MARKET CROSS (COPY)

Summary

Type Cross

     Copy of original market cross. Base of cross topped with ball finial.
     The first reference to Ashton market cross comes from local marriage registers of 1854.(1) The ancient cross was replaced in 1763 or 1764 by an oak shaft on a stone base and steps, surmounted by sphere and crown. This probably stood slightly to the south of the site of the old cross. About 1798 a stone cross was erected in its place, the remains of which can now be seen in Stamford Park. The last cross was removed in 1829.(2)
    

Inscriptions

On plaque on front: REPLICA OF/ THE OLD CROSS/ERECTED 1723/IN ST. MICHAEL'S SQUARE/THE ORIGINAL OF WHICH/IS SITED IN STAMFORD PARK/

Related works : Plaque in middle of Old Street (set into tarmac in middle of road) with inscription SITE/OF/OLD CROSS

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Cross Stone 154cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
MR/TAM19 MR
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road Old Street/Mossley Road
Precise location Traffic island between Old Street and Memorial Gardens
A-Z ref p.85 C3
OS ref SJ943991
Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.
Unveiling details 1798
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Tameside Metro
Listing status Don't know
At risk? Not at risk

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