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Weeping Cross Approximately 5 Metres North of Church of All Saints, Ripley

Description: Weeping Cross Approximately 5 Metres North of Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331602

OS Grid Reference: SE2833960518
OS Grid Coordinates: 428339, 460518
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0399, -1.5687

Location: Hollybank Lane, Ripley, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY

Locality: Ripley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 3AY

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There is also a scheduled monument, Cross Base in All Saints' Churchyard, 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.

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Listing Text

SE 2860-2960 (south side)

8/96 Weeping Cross
approximately 5 metres
north of Church of All
15.3.66 (formerly listed as
Weeping cross in


Base of weeping cross. Medieval. Gritstone. 2 circular blocks of stone,
the lower having 8 recesses with segmental lower edges and a continuous roll
moulding toeacharras. The upper stone has slightly inward-bowed sides; the
overall height is approximately 1.5 metres and there is a rectangular cavity
in the top. The recesses are said to allow the faithfull to kneel in, but
assuming that the cross originally stood higher (possibly on another plinth)
the recesses are more likely to be for the bowed head. The church (qv) was
built in c1395; it is uncertain whether the cross stood on the earlier
church site further south and was moved, or whether it was already on the
site or newly erected at that date. Scheduled Ancient Monument No 417.

Listing NGR: SE2834060518

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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