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Legs Cross, Houghton Le Side

Description: Legs Cross

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 111027

OS Grid Reference: NZ2072122496
OS Grid Coordinates: 420721, 522496
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5972, -1.6808

Location: B6275, Bolam, Durham DL2 2UL

Locality: Houghton Le Side
County: Darlington
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 2UL

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

Listing Text

(West side)

3/3 Legs Cross

Base and fragment of cross shaft. Probably C9. Sandstone. Rough, rectangular
base about one metre high. Badly worn, tapering cross shaft, about 1.5 metres
high, is said to have featured interlacing ornament at upper end of west face.
Legs cross probably marked the subdivision of major Anglo-Saxon estate centred
on Gainford village.

Scheduled Ancient Monument

Listing NGR: NZ2072122496

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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