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Hanging Stone

Hob Uid: 46131
Location :
Lancashire, Bradford
Pendle, Bradford
Trawden Forest, Keighley
Grid Ref : SD9713038260
Summary : A medieval standing cross known as Hanging Stone or Watersheddles Cross. It is located on open moorland north east of Watersheddles Reservoir and consists of a rough block of millstone grit which now rests against an outcrop of bedrock at an angle of 50 to 60 degrees. It measures 1.82m long and is of rectangular cross section measuring 0.6m by 0.4m. On the west face of the cross the inscription HANGING STONE OR WATERSHEDDLES CROSS was carved during the 19th century. `Waterschedles crosse' is mentioned in a medieval document dated 1327-77 during the period when it functioned as one of the boundary stones marking the division between the diocese of York and the diocese of Lichfield.
More information : [SD 9713 3826] Hanging Stone or Water Sheddles Cross (1)

Waterschedles Cross. -"The cross is...near the high road,
which runs in an easterly direction from Colne, through
Wycoller....Near it is the forked stream.....forming one of the
feeders of the river Aire...... the remains consist of a
rough block of stone, leaning at an angle of about forty-five
degrees against a projecting rock. The top end has been shaped
into the form of an octagon, on the face of which a raised
cross is to be seen. The stone is about six feet long and two
feet wide, tapering to eleven inches square at the upper end,
and appears to once have stood upright. Some local authorities have
cut on it the words 'Hanging Stone or Waterscheddles Cross'." (2)

A boundary stone inscribed with a cross and the words
"Hanging Stone or Water Sheddles Cross." (3)

Trawden Hanging Stone or Water Scheddles Cross.
Scheduled Ancient Monument. (4)

See G.P. AO/60/168/5 (5)

SD 9712 3827. Hanging Stone or Watersheddles Cross. Scheduled RSM
No 23747. A medieval standing cross consisting of a rough block of
millstone grit 1.82m long of rectangular cross-section 0.6m by 0.4m.
'Waterschedles crosse' is mentioned in a document dated 1327-77,
whenit functioned as one of the boundary stones marking the division
between the dioceses of York and Lichfield. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1914
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Source : Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society
Source details : Henry Taylor
Page(s) : 41-2
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Vol(s) : 18, 1900
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Revision O.N.B. 1910.
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Orig ONB No 426 22
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Martin Ogden, Gamekeeper.
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Source : Ancient monuments in England and Wales : list prepared by the Ministry of Works, corrected to 31st December 1952
Source details : 61a
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 07-SEP-60
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage Scheduling Amendment 24/3/95
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C14
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Boundary Cross
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LA 72
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 23747
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 93 NE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 93 NE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-09-07
End Date : 1960-09-07