CROSS, SOMETIMES KNOWN AS LORD DACRES CROSS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1148443

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1967

Statutory Address: CROSS, SOMETIMES KNOWN AS LORD DACRES CROSS, TOWTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: CROSS, SOMETIMES KNOWN AS LORD DACRES CROSS, TOWTON ROAD

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby (District Authority)

Parish: Towton

National Grid Reference: SE 47828 38639

Summary

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 326368

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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