Churchyard Cross in St Nicholas's Churchyard

Worcestershire

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Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Worcestershire County Council

District Council

Malvern Hills District Council

Parish

Queenhill

Parliamentary Constituency

West Worcestershire

Grid Reference

SJ861861 (386087, 236643)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.0276, -2.20281

Nearest Postcode

WR8 0RE

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Notes

A standing stone cross within the churchyard of St Nicholas's church, 5 metres to the south east of the south porch. The cross, which is Listed Grade II, is of stepped form and is principally medieval in date with some later additions. The monument includes a base of three steps and a socket stone, the shaft, the knop and the head. The steps are square in plan and constructed of grey sandstone blocks. The socket stone rests on the top step. Two bronze plaques, on the socket stone and the top step state that the cross was restored in 1904 in commemoration of William Dowdeswell of Pullcourt. The shaft, which was extended during the restoration, is mortised into the socket stone with lead.The complete shaft tapers upwards through chamfered corners, terminating in a moulded octagonal knop. The knop serves as a platform for the head, a simple Latin cross portraying the crucified Christ beneath a gabled roof. The full height of the cross is approximately 4.35 metres. The upper part of the shaft, the knop and the head are all modern additions and are constructed from a cream coloured sandstone. The medieval parts of the cross are also cut from grey sandstone, which has weathered. Scheduled.

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