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The Mountsorrel Cross C250 Metres South East of Church, Swithland

Description: The Mountsorrel Cross C250 Metres South East of Church

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 189147

OS Grid Reference: SK5565612606
OS Grid Coordinates: 455656, 312606
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7083, -1.1777

Location: Swithland, Leicestershire LE12 8TJ

Locality: Swithland
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE12 8TJ

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Listing Text

SK 51 SE
The Mountsorrel Cross
c250m. S.E. of Church
1.6.66 I
Village market cross of medieval period. Fine stone cross originally standing
in the Main Street at Mountsorrel, removed here late C18. Base consists
of five round steps with a square socket stone carved with bats with their
wings extended at the corners. Tall monolithic shaft carved with heads and
devices. Topstone formed of openwork of upright flat hexagonal shape with
wide side and central bar, perhaps representing a weaver's shuttle. The stone
is carved with little people and grotesque heads. The top has a broken off
Gothic crocket. A charter to hold a market at Mountsorrel was granted by
Edward I in 1292. Scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: SK5565612606

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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