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Latitude: 53.4898 / 53°29'23"N
Longitude: -0.8482 / 0°50'53"W
OS Eastings: 476517
OS Northings: 399846
OS Grid: SK765998
Mapcode National: GBR QXJ2.5R
Mapcode Global: WHFFJ.YK81
Entry Name: Cross Base Approximately 25 Metres East of Church of St Nicholas
Listing Date: 10 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1083252
English Heritage Legacy ID: 165165
Location: Haxey, North Lincolnshire, DN9
County: North Lincolnshire
Civil Parish: Haxey
Built-Up Area: Haxey
Traditional County: Lincolnshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire
Church of England Parish: Haxey St Nicholas
Church of England Diocese: Lincoln
SK 7699-7799 HAXEY CHURCH STREET
22/104 Cross base approximately
25 metres east of Church
of St Nicholas
Cross base. Medieval, reset in C19-C20. Limestone ashlar; brick patching
to base. Drum pedestal with square-section foot and broach stops to
octagonal upper section. Stump of former cross shaft in leaded socket
broken flush with top. Limestone and brick base with single worn steps to
south, east and west sides. The cross base is also known locally as the
"Lady Mowbray" or "Hood Stone", from its association with the traditional
"Haxey Hood" game, held on January 6th, where it is used as the site of the
Fool's Speech and ceremony of "Smoking the Fool". E H Rudkin, Lincolnshire
Folklore, 1973, pp xiv-xvi, pp 90-97.
Listing NGR: SK7652099845
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