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MEDIEVAL CHURCHYARD CROSS, OLD ALL SAINTS



Reference Name MLI42240

Name:
MEDIEVAL CHURCHYARD CROSS, OLD ALL SAINTS

Summary:
MEDIEVAL CHURCHYARD CROSS, OLD ALL SAINTS

Location:
GREAT STEEPING, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
IN THE CHURCHYARD IS THE SOCKET STONE OF THE CHURCHYARD CROSS WITH 24 INCHES OF THE SHAFT LYING BESIDE IT. {1}{2}{3} THE BASE HAS WINGED CHERUBIM AT THE ANGLES AND SHIELDS BETWEEN. {3}~ THE MONUMENT INCLUDES THE REMAINS OF A STANDING STONE CROSS LOCATED IN THE CHURCHYARD OF THE OLD CHURCH AT GREAT STEEPING, FORMERLY THE CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS. THE CROSS IS MEDIEVAL IN DATE AND CONSTUCTED OF LIMESTONE. THE MONUMENT INCLUDES THE BASE OF THE CROSS AND A FRAGMENT OF THE SHAFT. AT EACH CORNER OF THE SOCKET STONE IS A COMPLETE WINGED FIGURE CARVED IN DEEP RELIEF SYMBOLISING ONE OF THE FOUR EVANGELISTS, AND IN THE MIDDLE OF EACH SIDE, BETWEEN THE FIGURES, IS A PLAIN SHIELD. THE SOCKET STONE IS BROKEN IN TWO PIECES. LYING ON THE GROUND SURFACE ADJACENT TO THE EAST SIDE OF THE CROSS IS A LOOSE FRAGMENT OF A CROSS-SHAFT, 0.66M LONG, MADE OF SANDSTONE; THIS PIECE IS NOT CONSIDERED TO HAVE BEEN AN ORIGINAL PART OF THE CROSS AND IS THEREFORE EXCLUDED FROM THE SCHEDULING. FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION SEE SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 22694. {4}

Sources:
1 Index: SMR FILE. GREAT STEEPING. TF 46 SW:J -
2 Index: OS CARD INDEX. GREAT STEEPING. TF 46 SW:8,1964, FEATHERSTON K J A
3 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N., and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (second edition). Lincolnshire. 2nd Rev Edn p333
4 Scheduling record: ENGLISH HERITAGE. 1996. SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 22694. MPP 22

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