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The Great Cross

Hob Uid: 76747
Location :
Trafford
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SJ8043395580
Summary : The remains of a probable boundary cross, of 10th-11th century date consisting of a roughly rectangular base 4feet 9ins long by 1 foot 9 inches wide with two sockets. It originally stood on the south side of the Roman road from Manchester to Chester, but in 1925 it was removed and placed at the entrance to Gorse Park, 100 yards away.
More information : (SJ 80489565) The Great Stone (NR) (site of) (1)

(SJ 80489553) The remains of a probable Anglian boundary cross,
consisting of a roughly rectangular base 4feet 9ins long
by 1 foot 9 inches wide with two sockets.

It originally stood on the south side of the Roman road from
Manchester to Chester, but in 1925 it was removed and placed at the
entrance to Gorse Park, 100 yards away. (2)

As described. (3)

Full description. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1931-38
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Antiquity 11 1937 No 43 298-9 illust (CW Phillips)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RE 27-JAN-76
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Source Number : 4
Source : Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture Volume IX: Cheshire and Lancashire
Source details :
Page(s) : 239
Figs. : 649-50
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Vol(s) : 9

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Early Medieval
Monument End Date : 1066
Monument Start Date : 410
Monument Type : Boundary Cross
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 212976
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 89 NW 51
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 89 NW 51
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1976-01-27
End Date : 1976-01-27