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Cross, Sometimes Known As Lord Dacres Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Towton, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1148443

English Heritage Legacy ID: 326368

Location: Towton, Selby, North Yorkshire, LS24

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

Civil Parish: Towton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Saxton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

SAXTON WITH SCARTHINGWELL TOWTON ROAD
SE 43 NE
(west side)
3/30 Cross, sometimes known as
Lord Dacre's Cross
3.2.67
II

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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