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Medieval Cross Base and Shaft Approximately 200 Metres South East of High Rails Farmhouse, Ripley

Description: Medieval Cross Base and Shaft Approximately 200 Metres South East of High Rails Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331622

OS Grid Reference: SE2714960615
OS Grid Coordinates: 427149, 460615
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0408, -1.5869

Location: Ripley, North Yorkshire HG3 3DL

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

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Listing Text

SE 26 SE

1/116 Medieval cross base and
shaft approximately 200
metres south-east of High
15.3.66 Rails Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Cross
in park at Ripley

- II

Cross base and part of shaft. Probably medieval. Gritstone. 2 tiers of
steps, the lowest approximately 1.5 metres square. The cross base is a
square block and the base of the stone shaft, approximately 50 centimetres
high, is set into a socket in the top. The shaft is chamfered on all 4
corners, the chamfers widening possibly towards an octagonal section. The
cross is said to stand on the deserted site of the village of Whipley but it
was possibly a way marker as it stands on trackways leading westwards
towards Pateley Bridge and northwards towards Fountains Abbey, It stands
close to the site of a well. Scheduled Ancient Monument No 416.

Listing NGR: SE2714960615

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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