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The Mountsorrel Cross C250 Metres South East of Church

A Grade I Listed Building in Swithland, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7083 / 52°42'29"N

Longitude: -1.1777 / 1°10'39"W

OS Eastings: 455656

OS Northings: 312606

OS Grid: SK556126

Mapcode National: GBR 8LM.926

Mapcode Global: WHDJ3.W6D3

Entry Name: The Mountsorrel Cross C250 Metres South East of Church

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177957

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189147

Location: Swithland, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Swithland

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Swithland St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 51 SE
The Mountsorrel Cross
c250m. S.E. of Church
1.6.66 I
Village market cross of medieval period. Fine stone cross originally standing
in the Main Street at Mountsorrel, removed here late C18. Base consists
of five round steps with a square socket stone carved with bats with their
wings extended at the corners. Tall monolithic shaft carved with heads and
devices. Topstone formed of openwork of upright flat hexagonal shape with
wide side and central bar, perhaps representing a weaver's shuttle. The stone
is carved with little people and grotesque heads. The top has a broken off
Gothic crocket. A charter to hold a market at Mountsorrel was granted by
Edward I in 1292. Scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: SK5565612606

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