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Cross Base Approximately 25 Metres East of Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Haxey, North Lincolnshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C5XF5Q2+WP

Entry Name: Cross Base Approximately 25 Metres East of Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 10 September 1987

Grade: II

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

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(south side)

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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