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CROSS, SOMETIMES KNOWN AS LORD DACRES CROSS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CROSS, SOMETIMES KNOWN AS LORD DACRES CROSS

List entry Number: 1148443

Location

CROSS, SOMETIMES KNOWN AS LORD DACRES CROSS, TOWTON ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Towton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 326368

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 432

National Grid Reference: SE 47828 38639

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