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Sebastopol Cross and Base, Approximately 3 Metres to East of Vestry of Church of St Micheal, Spennithorne

Description: Sebastopol Cross and Base, Approximately 3 Metres to East of Vestry of Church of St Micheal

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 321721

OS Grid Reference: SE1372788973
OS Grid Coordinates: 413727, 488973
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2962, -1.7906

Location: Brookside, Spennithorne, North Yorkshire DL8 5PR

Locality: Spennithorne
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 5PR

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Listing Text

(east side)

3/112 Sebastopol Cross and
base, approximately
3 metres to east of
Vestry of Church of
St Michael


Memorial. Mid C19 and earlier. Ashlar and wrought iron. Octagonal stone
base of 5 steps surmounted by Sebastopol Cross. Globe supporting cross.
Arms of cross perforated, and terminating in quatrefoils. 3 spikes in each
angle between arms of cross. Enclosed within low rubble wall with ashlar
coping, supporting plain wrought-iron railings, the bars with hammered ends,
and fimbriated finials to corner posts. The cross was originally on the
roof of the chapel of the White Barracks in Sebastapol, which was taken
when the British forces sacked the town during the Crimean War in 1854. It
was brought back to Spennithorne by General Sir Charles van Straubenzee of
Spennithorne House, who commanded a Brigade in the Light Division during the
campaign. It is now mounted above the van Straubenzee family vault, and
their names are engraved on the sides of the stepped stone base.

Listing NGR: SE1372788973

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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