Detail of the weeping cross north of All Saints' Church

1940 - 1949
Weeping Cross, Market Place, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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Detail of the weeping cross which stands five metres north of All Saints' Church, which shows the two circular blocks of stone that form the base of the cross with four of the eight curved recesses in the lower stone visible. It has been suggested that these recesses could be for the faithful to kneel in, or a place to rest their bowed heads. The top stone is smaller in width and tapered slightly to the top, and has a square recess, which cannot be seen in the image. It is uncertain whether the cross stood on the earlier site of the church further south and moved or whether it was originally on the site. The image was taken from close to the ground, and the background consists of foliage and a small section of wall on the right side.


This is part of the Series: EMB01/01 Negatives taken by Mrs E M Booty; within the Collection: EMB01 Mrs E M Booty Collection


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Photographer: Booty, E M


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