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Village Cross (At Corner of Rea Lane)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8508 / 51°51'2"N

Longitude: -2.2705 / 2°16'13"W

OS Eastings: 381467

OS Northings: 216949

OS Grid: SO814169

Mapcode National: GBR 0JT.W8K

Mapcode Global: VH94B.LRK0

Plus Code: 9C3VVP2H+8R

Entry Name: Village Cross (At Corner of Rea Lane)

Listing Date: 10 January 1955

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472461

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2

County: Gloucestershire

District: Gloucester

Town: Gloucester

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hempsted with Gloucester, Saint Mary de Lode and Saint Mary de Crypt

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


844-1/3/455 (South side)
10/01/55 Village Cross (at corner of Rea
(Formerly Listed as:
Cross in Village (at corner of Rea


Village cross. Early C15. Dressed stone shaft of a cross found
buried in the churchyard of the Church of St Swithun, Hempsted
(qv), by Canon Samuel Lysons in 1839. The shaft, with a short
upper part added to it and the cross carved at his direction,
was erected c1850 for Lysons on a stepped base on the present
EXTERIOR: square base of two steps of dressed stone blocks
laid on a C20 bottom step of rubble, and an upper, inset,
plinth block, probably medieval, with a badly weathered
chamfer; dowelled into the top of the plinth block the
slender, medieval shaft with chamfered angles broached at the
bottom; the C19 addition to the shaft surmounted by carved
Celtic cross. The medieval shaft is believed to be from a
cross erected with money donated by William Franklin in 1417
before he set out on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SO8146716949

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

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