Wayside Cross 290m North West of Basill
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County Council (Unitary)
SN202202 (220211, 84209)
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A medieval wayside cross 290 metres north of basill, and situated on the top of a hedge by a minor road from St Clether to Davidstow. The wayside cross, which is 1.52 metres high, survives as an upright granite shaft with a round, 'wheel' head 0.61 metres wide, the principal faces of which are orientated east-west, each bearing a relief equal limbed cross with slightly expanded ends to the limbs. There is a narrow bead around the outer edges of both principal faces. At the neck are two rounded projections, one to either side of the shaft, which measures 0.48 metres wide at the base tapering to 0.45 metres wide at the neck, and is 0.24 metres thick at the base tapering to 0.19 metres at the neck. The cross has a distinct lean to the south. The wayside cross is not considered to be in its original position. It has been suggested that it was placed on top of the hedge when traffic along the road increased. The historian Langdon recorded the cross in this position in 1896. Although it is not in its original location, it is believed to be on its original route marking a way down to a fording point across the River Inney 300 metres to the east of the cross. Scheduled.
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