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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 56244
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 01 August 2000
Date listed: 11 August 1950
Date of last amendment: 27 April 1978
Grade I

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MARKET SQUARE5144(In the Centre)Sandbach Crosses(Formerly listed

MARKET SQUARE 1. 5144 (In the Centre) Sandbach Crosses (Formerly listed under Market Place) SJ 7560 1/21 11.8.50. GV 2. Celebrated pair of Anglo-Saxon crosses. Probably early-mid C9. Original site unknown and probably brought here in late Middle Ages. The crosses were thrown down, either after the Reformation or during the Civil War and the parts dispersed. In 1816 they were recovered as far as possible and re-erected, the crosses being set in stone sockets and placed side-by-side on a 3-stepped stone base. The north, and taller, cross has a mutilated head and the south one a truncated shaft with mutilated head from another cross. Both crosses are decorated on all faces with carved figures, animals, vine scrolls etc, and the north cross has panels depicting biblical scenes. AM.

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