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    Hurst Green Fail


    Join date : 2011-05-29
    Location : Earby used to be in Yorkshire

    Hurst Green Fail

    Post  QDanT on Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:09 pm

    I was on a wild Goose chase today as I'd had an e-mail with another x4 crosses and or bases around Hurst Green from John
    The old village cross is situated in a garden on the west side of the Green. The short trefoil headed shaft are set in a flight of steps known as a Calvary (just up from the bus shelter)

    I looked but couldn't see any steps ? in the few gardens up from the bus stop
    The Warren Cross SD 686 381 - a sipmple incised cross cut into a large stone built into a wall on the lane past Warren Farm - good story behind it!
    Warren farm used to be on the left here

    the lane carries on

    with an old kissing gate round the corner

    Good view across to Pendle hill, but no sign of a cross !

    Shire Lane - Where Shire Lane joins the old highway that comes down from Greengore stands the well-worn pedestal base.

    looking up the lane to Greengore

    and back down, but no sign of a base !

    Gorton Rake Cross - in the field behind the roadside (Shire Lane) seat, almost hidden beneath a holly and hawthorn hedge, is a cross pedestal which is all that remains of this cross.

    it was hard enough finding the seat

    but a poke about in the hedge behind drew a blank ! on a cross base

    there's a full report on my Blog at :-
    cheers cheers Danny

    Out here at the perimeter, there are no stars.

    Join date : 2010-09-09

    Re: Hurst Green Fail

    Post  rodjack on Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:54 am

    Hi Danny, no doubt stolen and sold as garden ornaments, it happens a lot around here.
    I hope the one you uncovered at Withgill survives.
    Rod. scared

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