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Cross, Sometimes Known As Lord Dacres Cross, Towton

Description: Cross, Sometimes Known As Lord Dacres Cross

Grade: II
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

Location: B1217, Tadcaster LS24 9PE

Locality: Towton
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS24 9PE

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Listing Text

SE 43 NE
(west side)
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

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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