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The Cross and Hand

A Grade II Listed Building in Batcombe, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8324 / 50°49'56"N

Longitude: -2.5242 / 2°31'27"W

OS Eastings: 363180

OS Northings: 103779

OS Grid: ST631037

Mapcode National: GBR MT.WY0L

Mapcode Global: FRA 56LW.Y5M

Entry Name: The Cross and Hand

Listing Date: 11 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118653

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105331

Location: Batcombe, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Batcombe

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Batcombe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


4/6 The Cross and Hand

Wayside monolithic shaft, with necking and capital. Medieval.
Stone monolith of oval form, crudely tapering. Dimensions:
Height c 107cm, capital 28cm square. "It is possible that this
shaft belongs to the group of pre-conquest shafts of which the
pillar of Eliseg is the best known; if so the capital must
have been cut down. The hand said to have been carved on one
face is not traceable." (RCHM) Scheduled Ancient Monument
Dorset No. 137.
(RCHM Dorset I, p17 (2))

Listing NGR: ST6318003779

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