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Saxon cross in churchyard of parish church, South Stoke



Reference Name MLI30075

Name:
Saxon cross in churchyard of parish church, South Stoke

Summary:
Saxon cross in churchyard of parish church, South Stoke

Location:
EASTON, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Three portions of cross or crosses with carved Anglo-Saxon work were discovered 'many years ago' in the ruins of the old church of North Stoke and re-erected in the Park. The cross is nearly 7 feet high and stands on two blocks of stone. {1}{2}{3}

The cross now at SK92002734 in the churchyard of Saint Andrew and Mary in South Stoke, now known as Stoke Rochford. The site of North Stoke church not known. {1}

A Saxon cross in the Park, practically complete. A cross shaft with good interlacing on all four sides, has been set up in a stone case. It is broken in three pieces and cemented together. Height about 7 feet. {5}

The cross is both a listed structure and a scheduled monument. For the full description of this listed building please refer to the National Heritage List for England. {6}

The cross is dated as mid 11th century by Everson and Stocker. {7}

Sources:
1 Index: OS CARD INDEX. EASTON. SK 92 NW:5,1965, J.B.
2 Serial: DAVIES, D.S.. 1912. LINCOLNSHIRE NOTES AND QUERIES. VOL 12 P 148
3 Index: HBMC. 1961. ANCIENT MONUMENTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. -
4 Index: SMR FILE. EASTON. SK 92 NW:L -
5 Scheduling record: HBMC. 1986. AM 7. 63
6 Internet Website: Historic England (formerly English Heritage). 2011-16. The National Heritage List for England. http://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/. 1360344 (LB) and 1005014 (SM)
7 Bibliographic reference: Everson, P. and Stocker, D.. 1999. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture. Lincolnshire. pp.253-54

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