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Rothbury Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Rothbury, Northumberland

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025321

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236631

Location: Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Rothbury

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

ROTHBURY HIGH STREET
NU 0501
25/285 Rothbury Cross

21.l0.53
GV II

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
6.9 metres.

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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