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Two Cornish Crosses at South End of Garden and Approximately 175 Metres South of Scorrier House

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Day, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2483 / 50°14'53"N

Longitude: -5.1918 / 5°11'30"W

OS Eastings: 172541

OS Northings: 43578

OS Grid: SW725435

Mapcode National: GBR Z6.0FBB

Mapcode Global: FRA 080C.P4Z

Plus Code: 9C2P6RX5+87

Entry Name: Two Cornish Crosses at South End of Garden and Approximately 175 Metres South of Scorrier House

Listing Date: 1 December 1949

Last Amended: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309605

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66922

Location: St. Day, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Day

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Day

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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6/356 Two Cornish crosses at south
end of garden and approx. 175
Dec 1949 metres south of Scorrier House
(formerly listed as "2 stone
crosses Scorrier House")
Two Cornish crosses. Medieval. Granite, both wheelhead type, with integral
shafts. No.l: the smaller of the two (identified by Dexter and Dexter as Scorrier
No.1), mounted in a modern rectangular base, is rectangular in section and
approx. 1 1/2 metres high, with chamfered corners to the shaft, and a sunk oval
panel in each face, with a raised figure of Christ on the south face and a raised
Latin cross on the north face. No.2: the larger of the two (identified by Langdon
as Scorrier No.2), is set on a mound approx. 5 metres to the north-east of the
first, and is rectangular in section and approx. 3 metres high, with a small head
which has sunk panels with a cross in each side. Thick shrubbery round the shaft
prevented closer inspection, but the drawings by Langdon show complicated zig-
zag and saw-tooth decoration on all sides of the shaft, and a ring round each
cross. According to Langdon, this formerly stood in the parish of St Wendron, at
the junction of the road to Stythian with the Helston-Penryn road, but was
bought by the Williams family in 1849, and brought here. References:
A.G.Langdon Old Cornish Crosses (1898); T.F.G.Dexter and Henry Dexter Cornish
Crosses Christian and Pagan (1938).

Listing NGR: SW7254143578

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