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Medieval Cross Base and Shaft Approximately 200 Metres South East of High Rails Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Ripley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0408 / 54°2'26"N

Longitude: -1.5869 / 1°35'12"W

OS Eastings: 427149

OS Northings: 460613

OS Grid: SE271606

Mapcode National: GBR KPCQ.77

Mapcode Global: WHC86.LPJM

Entry Name: Medieval Cross Base and Shaft Approximately 200 Metres South East of High Rails Farmhouse

Listing Date: 15 March 1966

Last Amended: 18 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150369

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331622

Location: Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Ripley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 26 SE

1/116 Medieval cross base and
shaft approximately 200
metres south-east of High
15.3.66 Rails Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Cross
in park at Ripley

- II

Cross base and part of shaft. Probably medieval. Gritstone. 2 tiers of
steps, the lowest approximately 1.5 metres square. The cross base is a
square block and the base of the stone shaft, approximately 50 centimetres
high, is set into a socket in the top. The shaft is chamfered on all 4
corners, the chamfers widening possibly towards an octagonal section. The
cross is said to stand on the deserted site of the village of Whipley but it
was possibly a way marker as it stands on trackways leading westwards
towards Pateley Bridge and northwards towards Fountains Abbey, It stands
close to the site of a well. Scheduled Ancient Monument No 416.

Listing NGR: SE2714960615

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

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