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Latitude: 54.5058 / 54°30'20"N
Longitude: -2.1487 / 2°8'55"W
OS Eastings: 390471
OS Northings: 512284
OS Grid: NY904122
Mapcode National: GBR FJFB.MK
Mapcode Global: WHB4N.Z00M
Entry Name: Rey Cross
Listing Date: 17 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323025
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111166
Location: Bowes, County Durham, DL12
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Bowes
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
NY 81 SE and NY 91 SW (South side)
17/9 and 18/9 Rey Cross
Base and fragment of cross shaft. Probably C10. Sandstone.
Wrongly shown on both OS map sheets.
Badly-worn, 1.0-metre tall fragment of rectangular-plan cross shaft on a worn
square-plan base. Inscriptions on shaft no longer legible.
Rey or Rere Cross is believed to have been erected by King Edwin of Northumbria
(died 946) to mark the boundary of his Kingdom and the Scottish Kingdom of
Strathclyde. Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King, was killed at Rey Cross in
945 so marking the end of Viking rule in Northern England.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: NY9047112284
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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