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The Great Cross and Railed Enclosure

A Grade I Listed Building in Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2128 / 53°12'46"N

Longitude: -1.6784 / 1°40'42"W

OS Eastings: 421570

OS Northings: 368464

OS Grid: SK215684

Mapcode National: GBR 57S.NG8

Mapcode Global: WHCD7.6H0V

Entry Name: The Great Cross and Railed Enclosure

Listing Date: 13 January 1951

Last Amended: 5 December 1997

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1316492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468204

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Bakewell

Built-Up Area: Bakewell

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Bakewell All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


831-1/4/169 (North side (off))
13/03/51 The Great Cross and railed
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
The Great Cross (Churchyard Cross))


Cross shaft. Saxon, early C9; enclosure early C19. Gritstone;
wrought-iron railings. Small railed enclosure set around
deeply-chamfered socket stone to monolithic cross shaft with
panelled head. The shaft is enriched with vine scrolls and
bas-relief carvings of animals and humans thought to show a
combination of Christian and pagan beliefs.
Considered to have affinities with cross at Rothwell, Dumfries
and Galloway. Railings: square rods with arrowhead finials,
standards with vase finials.
The cross is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Derbyshire County
Number 70.

Listing NGR: SK2157068464

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

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