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Name:Wayside Cross, Scredington
HER Number:60725
Type of record:Monument

Summary

Wayside cross on the east side of Mareham Lane, Scredington.

Grid Reference:TF 084 420
Map Sheet:TF04SE
Parish:SCREDINGTON, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

The remains of a 15th century wayside cross on the Mareham road, about a quarter of a mile south of the Silk Willoughby to Burton Pedwardine road. It comprises a square base and 2 foot 6 inches of shaft. A plain cross has been cut on the front of the base. A drawing made by John Cragg in 1791 shows the cross in similar condition.{2}{5}

For a full description see the revised Scheduling document 22641. {3}

Base of a 14th century wayside cross. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {4}

This feature appears to have been known locally as the Mere Stone or Meer Cross, and was believed to be a Roman milestone. {2}{5}{6}


<1> HBMC, AM 7, - (Scheduling Record). SLI4067.

<2> Ordnance Survey, Scredington O.S. cards, TF 04 SE:13, 19 (Index). SLI2714.

<3> ENGLISH HERITAGE, 1994, REVISED SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 22641, MPP 24 (Scheduling Record). SLI4261.

<4> Department of the Environment, 1988, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, 5/86; 389.003 (Index). SLI5605.

<5> Scredington SMR cards, TF 04 SE; F, R (Index). SLI3252.

<6> Butler, L.A.S., 1963, Journal of the British Archaeological Association, Fig 9 (Article in Serial). SLI468.

<7> Nikolaus Pevsner and John Harris, with Nicholas Antram, 1989, Buildings of England: Lincolnshire (Second Edition), p 629 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI1062.

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1300 AD? to 1499 AD?)
  • WAYSIDE CROSS (Medieval - 1300 AD? to 1499 AD?)

Associated Events

  • Site visit to the wayside cross, Scredington

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<1>Scheduling Record: HBMC. AM 7. -.
<2>Index: Ordnance Survey. Scredington O.S. cards. SCREDINGTON. TF 04 SE:13, 19.
<3>Scheduling Record: ENGLISH HERITAGE. 1994. REVISED SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 22641. MPP 24.
<4>Index: Department of the Environment. 1988. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 5/86; 389.003.
<5>Index: Scredington SMR cards. SCREDINGTON. TF 04 SE; F, R.
<6>Article in Serial: Butler, L.A.S.. 1963. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Fig 9.
<7>Bibliographic Reference: Nikolaus Pevsner and John Harris, with Nicholas Antram. 1989. Buildings of England: Lincolnshire (Second Edition). p 629.