Wayside Cross on Whitcross Hill, Immediately North of Seaview Terrace
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County Council (Unitary)
Camborne and Redruth
SR675675 (167454, 39742)
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A medieval wayside cross situated on the top of a hedge on Whitecross Hill, to the south east of Camborne. The cross, which is Listed Grade II, survives as the upper part of an upright granite shaft with a round'wheel' head, its principal faces orientated north east-south west. Both principal faces bear a 'Latin' cross in relief, the lower limb extending down the shaft. The overall height of the cross is 0.6 metres. The head measures 0.45 metres wide by 0.22 metres thick. The top of the head has been fractured on both principal faces at some time in the past. This cross was found in 1930 built into the base of the hedge near its present location. Both the fact that the cross is on Whitecross Hill and that the adjacent field was named 'Cross Field' on the Tithe Apportionment Map indicated the possible existence of a cross here. It was re-erected on top of the hedge in 1947 by the Old Cornwall Society. Whitecross Hill forms part of a route from Camborne to Helston on the south coast of Cornwall, linking up with a major medieval and later route from Redruth to Helston. Scheduled.
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