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Description: Rothbury Cross
Date Listed: 21 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236631
OS Grid Reference: NU0570101706
OS Grid Coordinates: 405701, 601706
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3094, -1.9117
ROTHBURY HIGH STREET
25/285 Rothbury Cross
Market Cross as memorial, by C.C. Hodges. Ashlar. Arts and Crafts style.
4 steps up to square base inscribed 'This Monument was erected in the year
1902 on the site of the ancient market cross by the inhabitants of Rothbury
and other Friends in admiration and grateful rememberance of the long and
useful lives of William George Baron Armstrong of Cragside G.B. (1810-1900)
and of Margaret his wife (1807-1893)'. Tall tapering shaft with oak scroll
inhabited by stag, squirrels and birds; Celtic cross head with central boss.
Right side of shaft shows various knotwork and key patterns and left side a
vinescroll; rear face has rose scroll with rabbits and birds. Overall height
The cross stands on a square of paving with projecting blocks at the corners
and on each side, which have carried iron standards for a former railing.
The present cast-iron railings are not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NU0570101706
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Source: English Heritage
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