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Latitude: 55.3094 / 55°18'33"N
Longitude: -1.9117 / 1°54'42"W
OS Eastings: 405701
OS Northings: 601706
OS Grid: NU057017
Mapcode National: GBR H721.XJ
Mapcode Global: WHB0Q.LTW3
Entry Name: Rothbury Cross
Listing Date: 21 October 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025321
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236631
Location: Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Rothbury
Built-Up Area: Rothbury
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
ROTHBURY HIGH STREET
25/285 Rothbury Cross
Market Cross as memorial, by C.C. Hodges. Ashlar. Arts and Crafts style.
4 steps up to square base inscribed 'This Monument was erected in the year
1902 on the site of the ancient market cross by the inhabitants of Rothbury
and other Friends in admiration and grateful rememberance of the long and
useful lives of William George Baron Armstrong of Cragside G.B. (1810-1900)
and of Margaret his wife (1807-1893)'. Tall tapering shaft with oak scroll
inhabited by stag, squirrels and birds; Celtic cross head with central boss.
Right side of shaft shows various knotwork and key patterns and left side a
vinescroll; rear face has rose scroll with rabbits and birds. Overall height
The cross stands on a square of paving with projecting blocks at the corners
and on each side, which have carried iron standards for a former railing.
The present cast-iron railings are not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NU0570101706
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