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Description: Inglewhite Cross
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185910
OS Grid Reference: SD5467739968
OS Grid Coordinates: 354677, 439968
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8540, -2.6905
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SD 53 NW GOOSNARGH INGLEWHITE GREEN
4/63 Inglewhite Cross
Market cross, dated 1675, but possibly earlier, restored 1911. Sandstone.
Wide hexagonal plinth of 5 steps, chamfered hexagonal base (lettered on the
north RESTORED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION 1911), tall shaft octagonal in the lower half and cylindrical above, with moulded collar and cap bearing a weather vane
topped by a figure in Carolean costume. The top of the octagonal part of the
shaft has on each side an oval panel with a raised letter: "H" "C" "I" "V" "1"
"6" "7" "5"; "IW" are thought to be the initials of the lord of the manor at
that time, John Warren of Poynton in Cheshire - Mr. Justice Warren, member of
the Council of the Welsh Marches, Judge of Chester, etc, d.1706. History:
probably associated with ancient cattle and sheep fairs held in Rogation week
and in October each year, and said to have been famous as "Inglewhite Bull
Fair i'th'North". References: VCH Lancs vii p.191; Fishwick Goosnar h p.8;
Richard Cookson Goosnargh Past and Present p.16.
Listing NGR: SD5467739968
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Source: English Heritage
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