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|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Village cross, Stretham|
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- CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
R2, Village cross (c 1400 AD) photo AO/ M/51/19.
O2, Village cross, C15, octagonal base with quatrefoil frieze, tapered shaft, top with four flat arched niches.
O3, A lantern headed village cross comprising head, shaft, socket stone and base, the whole mounted on a C19 / C20 circular brick plinth. Local informants state that there were steps surrounding the plinth "many years ago" but these are no longer evident. The shaft is octagonal in plan but squares into a socket hole, it does not have the weathered appearance of the head and base, suggesting restoration. The decorated socket stone sits on a high tapered base and the head is fine and original. See photograph(with PRC).In excellent condition, the monument has an overall height of approximately 5,0m.Correctly published on MSD.
Sources and further reading
|R1||Map: 1903. OS 6 inch map. |
|R2||Bibliographic reference: Rutler F. 1947. Guide to Cambridgeshire. p. 86 (ill). |
|R3||Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N.. 1954. The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire. 1970, 376. |
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