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© Mr Nigel Wood

IoE Number: 338807
Location: CROSS BASE IN CHURCHYARD OF ST MATTHEWS CHURCH, CHURCH STREET
  BRIGHOUSE, CALDERDALE, WEST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Nigel Wood
Date Photographed: 05 August 2004
Date listed: 03 January 1967
Date of last amendment: 03 January 1967
Grade II*

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BRIGHOUSECHURCH STREET, RASTRICKSE 12 SW3/58Cross base in Churchyardof St. Matthew's Church3.1.67

BRIGHOUSE CHURCH STREET, RASTRICK SE 12 SW 3/58 Cross base in Churchyard of St. Matthew's Church 3.1.67 G. V. II* Anglian cross base. c10 or C11. Solid large stone block with 4 tapering sides and indented head for cross shaft (now gone). Each of the 4 faces have moulded edges and carving in relief with foliated vine scroll to 2 sides, one side blind. That fronting street is divided into 2 panels of interlace of geometric character. A rare survival, possibly in its original position when it would have been used as a preaching cross. Of similar character to Walton cross, Hartshead, Spenborough, Kirklees District (q.v.)

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