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Latitude: 53.8418 / 53°50'30"N
Longitude: -1.2746 / 1°16'28"W
OS Eastings: 447828
OS Northings: 438639
OS Grid: SE478386
Mapcode National: GBR MSJ0.VK
Mapcode Global: WHDBG.DP9N
Entry Name: Cross, Sometimes Known As Lord Dacres Cross
Listing Date: 3 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1148443
English Heritage Legacy ID: 326368
Location: Towton, Selby, North Yorkshire, LS24
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Towton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Saxton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: York
SAXTON WITH SCARTHINGWELL TOWTON ROAD
SE 43 NE
3/30 Cross, sometimes known as
Lord Dacre's Cross
Cross. C15. Magnesian limestone ashlar. Reputedly for Lord Dacre.
Tapering squared shaft below wheel head cross, set in splayed base on
stepped modern plinth, the whole approximately 2 metres high. Locally said
to mark Lord Dacre's or one of the graves, after the Battle of Towton in
1461. Richard III founded a chapel at Towton "in token of praier and for
the souls of the men slain at Palme Sunday Field" but it was never finished.
Probably the cross was brought from there, to serve partly as a memorial to
Towton Field, which it overlooks, and partly as a boundary stone. Pevsner
N, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, p 432.
Listing NGR: SE4782838639
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