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

Corpse Cross

Summary

Type Cross

     Three octagonal steps lead to the socket stone, which is square. The inscription is on the east face. The square shaft seems to be the original one, though the cap and cross are more recent additions. (A photograph of 1896 shows the cross before restoration, with the shaft broken below the capstone, leaving the monument without a cross.)
          This cross was erected as a memorial to 315 people who died in Ross during the plague of 1637 and who were buried nearby at night without coffins.

Inscriptions

Plague An Dom 1637 Burials 315 Libera Nos Domine

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Cross Stone 4.2m high approx
Plaque None 73cm x 50cm

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
HEheRWxx006 BM
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
Structural condition
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
Vandalism
  • None
Road Church Street
Precise location Churchyard - St Marys of Ross
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO599241
Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1637
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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