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Cross, All Saints Churchyard, Friskney

Reference Name MLI41783

Cross, All Saints Churchyard, Friskney

A mid 15th century cross.


The remains of a churchyard cross, Friskney. It stands eighteen feet high. The mutilated upper half was found under the church floor in 1879 and re erected onto the original 13th century base. The four evangelists are carved around the base. {1}{2}{3}

The monument includes a standing stone cross located to the south east of the south porch. It includes the base, comprising a plinth and a socket stone, the shaft and head. The plinth is square in section, constructed of four stone slabs resting on a brick and stone foundation. On it stands the medieval socket stone, a limestone block square in section at the base with chamfered corners. The sides of the socket stone are carved with the symbols of the four evangelists in deep relief. The head takes the form of a gabled cross carved with a representation of the crucifixion on each main face and a shallow trefoil headed niche on each of the other two sides. Both the shaft and head were missing until 1879 when they were discovered beneath the church floor; they were subsequently restored and re-erected on the socket stone. The height of the cross is four metres. {4}

A mid 15th century cross which was partially re-cut in the 17th century. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {5}

2 Bibliographic reference: MEE, A.. 1970. THE KING'S ENGLAND. P135
3 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (Second Edition). Lincolnshire. PP288-9
4 Scheduling record: ENGLISH HERITAGE. 1996. SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 22693. MPP 22
5 Index: Department of the Environment. 1987. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

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