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Medieval Cross Base at Hexton Manor (4m to Nw of Porch)

A Grade II Listed Building in Hexton, Hertfordshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163020

Location: Hexton, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5

County: Hertfordshire

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

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Listing Text

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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