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Description: Malcolm's Cross and Remains of Older Cross on West
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236368
OS Grid Reference: NU1905014756
OS Grid Coordinates: 419050, 614756
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4263, -1.7005
DENWICK A 1068
NU 11 SE
10/31 Malcolm's Cross and
31.12.69 remains of older
cross on west
Commemorative cross, 1774, with remains of medieval predecessor. Stepped base
carrying panelled pedestal; on west 'MALCOLM III KING OF SCOTLAND BESIEGEING
ALNWICK CASTLE WAS SLAIN HERE NOV. XIII AN MXCIII', on east 'MALCOLM'S CROSS
DECAYED BY TIME RESTORED BY HIS DESCENDANT ELIZ. DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND
MDCCLXXIV', on north crowned thistle and on south Percy lion on shield in
cusped quatrefoil with thistles in corners. Tapering shaft with hollow-
chamfered angles ornamented with dogtooth, with festoons and grotesque heads
at top; bracelet cross head with carved ornament and open centre.
On west is block inscribed 'THE ANCIENT PEDESTAL OF MALCOLMS CROSS KING OF
SCOTLAND', with part of bracelet cross head fixed into it.
Listing NGR: NU1905014756
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Source: English Heritage
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