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Latitude: 51.962 / 51°57'43"N
Longitude: -0.3887 / 0°23'19"W
OS Eastings: 510803
OS Northings: 230503
OS Grid: TL108305
Mapcode National: GBR H5J.YB1
Mapcode Global: VHFR2.6YVB
Entry Name: Medieval Cross Base at Hexton Manor (4m to Nw of Porch)
Listing Date: 21 March 1985
Last Amended: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1103254
English Heritage Legacy ID: 163020
Location: Hexton, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5
District: North Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Hexton
Built-Up Area: Hexton
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Hexton
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 1030 (East side)
8/10 Medieval Cross Base
- at Hexton Manor
(4M to NW of porch)
Base of former Standing Cross. Probably that of a Palm Cross set up in
the churchyard following a bequest in a will of 1524, but presumably
removed in later C16, and base recovered and placed in present position
probably when school built near church in 1846 for Madame de Lautour,
Lady of the Manor. Hard limestone freestone. A single square block noted
by the RCHM c.1909 as being 2ft 3inches square and eleven inches high. A
square socket central for the crossshaft. The top is octagonal with a
bold edge-roll, the transition to the square shaped bottom is by a
convex topped stop at each corner. A cross is mentioned as standing by
the town house door in a late C16 account of the parish by
Francis Taverner (B.M. Add M.S. 6223: VCH (1908)352: RCHM (1911)116: inf
Mrs. Ashley Cooper).
Listing NGR: TL1080330503
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