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Rey Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bowes, County Durham

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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

Plus Code: 9C6VGV42+8G

Entry Name: Rey Cross

Listing Date: 17 June 1986

Grade: II*

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

Tagged with: Stone cross

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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

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