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Description: The Cross and Hand
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105331
OS Grid Reference: ST6318003779
OS Grid Coordinates: 363180, 103779
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8324, -2.5242
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ST 60 SW at NGR 632038 BATCOMBE BATCOMBE DOWN
4/6 The Cross and Hand
Wayside monolithic shaft, with necking and capital. Medieval.
Stone monolith of oval form, crudely tapering. Dimensions:
Height c 107cm, capital 28cm square. "It is possible that this
shaft belongs to the group of pre-conquest shafts of which the
pillar of Eliseg is the best known; if so the capital must
have been cut down. The hand said to have been carved on one
face is not traceable." (RCHM) Scheduled Ancient Monument
Dorset No. 137.
(RCHM Dorset I, p17 (2))
Listing NGR: ST6318003779
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Source: English Heritage
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