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Foldys Cross Approximately 300 Metres South West of Towneley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7721 / 53°46'19"N

Longitude: -2.2255 / 2°13'31"W

OS Eastings: 385234

OS Northings: 430660

OS Grid: SD852306

Mapcode National: GBR DSWT.ZK

Mapcode Global: WHB83.SGF3

Plus Code: 9C5VQQCF+RQ

Entry Name: Foldys Cross Approximately 300 Metres South West of Towneley Hall

Listing Date: 10 November 1951

Last Amended: 19 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467232

Location: Rosehill with Burnley Wood, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Town: Burnley

Electoral Ward/Division: Coal Clough with Deerplay

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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906-1/7/143 Foldys' Cross approximately 300m
10/11/51 south-west of Towneley Hall
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Foldys Cross south west of Towneley
Hall in Towneley Park)


Commemorative cross also used as market cross. Commemorates
John Foldys. Dated 1520 on plinth; erected in St Peter's
churchyard, damaged in 1789, removed to Towneley Hall and
re-erected with a new shaft; restored 1908-11 and now mounted
on a high C20 base of 7 steps. Sandstone. Octagonal, with a
moulded plinth which has sunk panels containing raised
lettering in Gothic script (see below), a restored octagonal
shaft, an original moulded cap with carved emblems and
fleurons on the collar, and an ornately-carved cross with a
primitive crucifix on one side and "IHS" on the other. The
lettering on the plinth reads:
"Orate pro anima Johannis Foldys, capellani qui istam crucem
fieri fecit Anno Domini MCCCCCXX".
("Pray for the soul of John Foldys, chaplain who caused this
cross to be made in the year of Our Lord 1520").

Listing NGR: SD8523430660

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