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Sandbach Crosses

A Grade I Listed Building in Sandbach, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.144 / 53°8'38"N

Longitude: -2.3621 / 2°21'43"W

OS Eastings: 375877

OS Northings: 360825

OS Grid: SJ758608

Mapcode National: GBR 010.X73

Mapcode Global: WH9B0.P7DK

Entry Name: Sandbach Crosses

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Last Amended: 27 April 1978

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159937

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56244

Location: Sandbach, Cheshire East, CW11

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Sandbach

Built-Up Area: Sandbach

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Sandbach

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(In the Centre)
Sandbach Crosses
(Formerly listed
under Market Place)
SJ 7560 1/21 11.8.50.

Celebrated pair of Anglo-Saxon crosses. Probably early-mid C9. Original site
unknown and probably brought here in late Middle Ages. The crosses were thrown
down, either after the Reformation or during the Civil War and the parts dispersed. In 1816 they were recovered as far as possible and re-erected, the crosses being set in stone sockets and placed side-by-side on a 3-stepped stone base. The north, and taller, cross has a mutilated head and the south one a truncated shaft with mutilated head from another cross. Both crosses are decorated on all faces with carved figures, animals, vine scrolls etc, and the north cross has panels depicting biblical scenes. AM.

Listing NGR: SJ7587760825

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