Description: Cross, Sometimes Known As Lord Dacres Cross
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326368
OS Grid Reference: SE4782838639
OS Grid Coordinates: 447828, 438639
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8418, -1.2746
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SAXTON WITH SCARTHINGWELL TOWTON ROAD
SE 43 NE
3/30 Cross, sometimes known as
Lord Dacre's Cross
Cross. C15. Magnesian limestone ashlar. Reputedly for Lord Dacre.
Tapering squared shaft below wheel head cross, set in splayed base on
stepped modern plinth, the whole approximately 2 metres high. Locally said
to mark Lord Dacre's or one of the graves, after the Battle of Towton in
1461. Richard III founded a chapel at Towton "in token of praier and for
the souls of the men slain at Palme Sunday Field" but it was never finished.
Probably the cross was brought from there, to serve partly as a memorial to
Towton Field, which it overlooks, and partly as a boundary stone. Pevsner
N, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, p 432.
Listing NGR: SE4782838639
Source: English Heritage
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