Description: Percys Cross with Enclosing Wall and Railings
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236558
OS Grid Reference: NU0540619267
OS Grid Coordinates: 405406, 619267
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4672, -1.9160
There is also a scheduled monument, Percy's Cross, Beanley, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
HEDGELEY A 697
NU 01 SE
4/214 Percy's Cross,
with enclosing wall
31.12.69 and railings
Wayside cross, later C15; C19 wall and railings. Sandstone, cast iron.
Square socket stone carrying shaft with chamfered angles; each face bears
relief carvings of crescents, fusils and lucies (pikes), with fetterlocks
on the angle chamfers. Head missing; overall height c.3 metres. Enclosing
dwarf wall with chamfered coping, carrying rails with barbed tops; similar
gate on north.
The carved motifs are all Percy emblems; the cross commemorates Sir Ralph
Percy, who fell leading the Lancastrian army at the battle of Hedgeley Moor,
23rd April 1464.
Listing NGR: NU0540619267
Source: English Heritage
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