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Wayside cross on the east side of Mareham Lane, Scredington parish



Reference Name MLI60725

Name:
Wayside cross on the east side of Mareham Lane, Scredington parish

Summary:
Wayside cross on the east side of Mareham Lane, Scredington parish

Location:
SCREDINGTON, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
PRN 60725
The remains of a 15th century wayside cross on the Mareham road, about a quarter of a mile south of the Silk Willoughby to Burton Pedwardine road. It comprises a square base and 2 foot 6 inches of shaft. A plain cross has been cut on the front of the base. A drawing made by John Cragg in 1791 shows the cross in similar condition.{2}{5}
For a full description see the revised Scheduling document 22641. {3}
Base of a 14th century wayside cross. 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. {4}
This feature appears to have been known locally as the Mere Stone or Meer Cross, and was believed to be a Roman milestone. {2}{5}{6}

Sources:
1 Scheduling record: HBMC. AM 7. -
2 Index: Ordnance Survey. Scredington O.S. cards. SCREDINGTON. TF 04 SE:13, 19
3 Scheduling record: ENGLISH HERITAGE. 1994. REVISED SCHEDULING DOCUMENT 22641. MPP 24
4 Index: Department of the Environment. 1988. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 5/86; 389.003
5 Index: Scredington SMR cards. SCREDINGTON. TF 04 SE; F, R
6 Article in serial: Butler, L.A.S.. 1963. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Fig 9
7 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (Second Edition). Lincolnshire. p 629

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