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Description: Cross Base Approximately 25 Metres East of Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 10 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165165
OS Grid Reference: SK7651799845
OS Grid Coordinates: 476517, 399845
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4898, -0.8482
SK 7699-7799 HAXEY CHURCH STREET
22/104 Cross base approximately
25 metres east of Church
of St Nicholas
Cross base. Medieval, reset in C19-C20. Limestone ashlar; brick patching
to base. Drum pedestal with square-section foot and broach stops to
octagonal upper section. Stump of former cross shaft in leaded socket
broken flush with top. Limestone and brick base with single worn steps to
south, east and west sides. The cross base is also known locally as the
"Lady Mowbray" or "Hood Stone", from its association with the traditional
"Haxey Hood" game, held on January 6th, where it is used as the site of the
Fool's Speech and ceremony of "Smoking the Fool". E H Rudkin, Lincolnshire
Folklore, 1973, pp xiv-xvi, pp 90-97.
Listing NGR: SK7652099845
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