Standing Cross 300m North of Trent Farm

Nottinghamshire

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Tagged With

Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

District Council

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Parish

North Muskham

Parliamentary Constituency

Newark

Grid Reference

SE796796 (479631, 359377)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.1253, -0.809845

Nearest Postcode

NG23 6EW

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Notes

14th century village cross situated in a field to the east of Main Street in the village of North Muskham, 300 metres north of Trent Farm. The cross comprises a socket stone and remains of a shaft. The socket stone, which stands 0.4 metres high, is square in plan with mouldings at the corners and measures 0.75 metres by 0.75 metres. Set into the socket stone is a stone shaft which is octagonal in plan and tapers to a rounded point at the top. The shaft survives to a height of 1.28 metres. The cross is located at the entrance to a grassy lane which once led to the River Trent. A few yards from the other end of the lane is a small artificial basin, now dry and grassy, where the Medieval ferry picked up and dropped off passengers on journeys between North Muskham and Holme. Before entering `the perils of the waters' each passenger commended themselves at the cross in North Muskham or at the cross in Holme (SK 85 NW 2) to the mercy of God. It is believed that the cross was also used as a place where transactions relating to the local wool trade were validated. The cross is scheduled and listed Grade II.

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