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CHER Number:07122
Type of record:Monument
Name:Village cross, Stretham

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 512 746
Parish:Stretham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire
Map:Show this site on map

Monument Type(s):

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

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

R1Map: 1903. OS 6 inch map.
R2Bibliographic reference: Rutler F. 1947. Guide to Cambridgeshire. p. 86 (ill).
R3Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N.. 1954. The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire. 1970, 376.