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Percys Cross with Enclosing Wall and Railings, Hedgeley

Description: Percys Cross with Enclosing Wall and Railings

Grade: II*
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

Location: A697, Hedgeley, Northumberland NE66 4XR

Locality: Hedgeley
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 4XR

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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.

Listing Text

NU 01 SE
(East side)
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

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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