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Churchyard Cross About 5 Metres South of the South Porch of the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Albrighton

Description: Churchyard Cross About 5 Metres South of the South Porch of the Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255123

OS Grid Reference: SJ8093104408
OS Grid Coordinates: 380931, 304408
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6371, -2.2832

Location: High Street, Albrighton, Shropshire WV7 3JF

Locality: Albrighton
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: WV7 3JF

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross, St Mary Magdalene's Church, 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

(north side)
Churchyard Cross about 5m
G.V. south of the south porch
of the Church of St. Mary


Churchyard Cross. C14 or C15 base with early C20 repaired shaft and
head. Sandstone. Octagonal tapering shaft with foliated cross head
in socket stone on a 4 stepped square plinth. The bottom 2 steps are
very worn and are obviously original, the top 2 are C20 replacements;
the upper edge of the socket stone is carved with cable moulding and
has faces(?) to its corners. Only the bottom metre of the shaft is
original, the remainder and the cross head being an early C20 restoration.
In late C19 the bottom of the shaft (the original part still remaining)
served as the pedestal for a sundial. The cable moulding on the socket
stone can be compared with that on the cross at the Church of St.
Cuthbert, Donington (q.v.) T.S.A.S. XI 2nd Series (1899) p.98.

Listing NGR: SJ8093104408

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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