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

Egglescliffe Cross

Summary

     Set in gravel and enclosed by a stone surround with iron railings and potted plants, the lower shaft of a sandstone cross on a base. The cross itself and the top of its shaft is missing.
          Local tradition has it that archers on their way to the butts sharpened their arrows on this village cross. (1)

Inscriptions

In Roman capitals on west face, inscribed on bronze plaque: TO MARK THE CORONATION OF / HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V / WILLIAM LAWRENSON / CAUSED THIS PORTION OF THE ANCIENT / VILLAGE CROSS OF EGGLESCLIFFE / TO BE RESTORED MDCCCCX1

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Not known, None Stonemason

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Surround Stone 240cm square
Base Sandstone 33cm sqaure
Shaft of cross Sandstone 121cm high x 70cm circumference

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
STAA13 NE
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
  • Surface spalling, crumbling
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
  • Replaced parts
Vandalism
Road None
Precise location Village Green
A-Z ref 95 D2
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling NOT KNOWN
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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