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Description: Village Cross (At Junction with Holywell Lane and Maltby Lane
Date Listed: 5 June 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 334777
OS Grid Reference: SK5308894435
OS Grid Coordinates: 453088, 394435
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4440, -1.2022
BRAITHWELL HIGH STREET
SK59SW (south end)
8/2 Village Cross (at
5.6.68 junction with Holywell
Lane and Maltby Lane)
Village cross. Medieval, restored 1887 and 1953. Magnesian limestone.
Square plinth of 3 steps, the lower step chamfered and inscribed 'ERECTED
ABOUT AD 1191 / RESTORED AD 1887 THE / JUBILEE YEAR OF / QUEEN VICTORIA'.
Square cross base with projecting band, inscription 'IICICI' and stone plaque
inscribed 'This cross was erected to commemorate/The freeing from bondage
of/KING RICHARD I circa 1191 / Restored in the Coronation year of / Her
Majesty QUEEN ELIZABETH II / 1953'; half-pyramidal corner stops; inscription
in Norman French translates 'Jesu, the son of Mary, remember our King and
deliver him I pray' (Miller, p247). Stump of shaft. Set in iron-railed
enclosure at important village site.
E. Miller, The History and Antiquities of Doncaster, lB04,
Listing NGR: SK5308894435
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