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    Singleton Cross - remains of a pedestal

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    jolmartyn

    Join date : 2011-07-06
    Age : 67
    Location : Lytham St Annes

    Singleton Cross - remains of a pedestal

    Post  jolmartyn on Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:51 am

    By chance visited the church at Singleton in Lancs, near to Poulton and Kirkham.
    Immediately spotted this in the churchyard.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bEhAQO-PZUU/TqQTj4EeimI/AAAAAAAABTk/d5fTdtjgDhY/s1600/IMG_5600web.JPG

    there is more information here as well as more photographs at this address

    http://roadmarkers.blogspot.com/2011/10/singleton-cross-remains.html

    Hope this is interesting - if any one can put a general date on this I should be interested.
    jol [img][/img]
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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 60
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Re: Singleton Cross - remains of a pedestal

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:34 am

    Looks like a medieval cross-base, there are many like this in Lancashire, good examples being at Stydd Chapel, Ribchester, and on Downham Common, close to Pendle Hill. There will be others somewhere on TNA forum. Ray.
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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
    Location : Yorkshire

    Re: Singleton Cross - remains of a pedestal

    Post  Paulus on Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:20 pm

    Hi again Jol -

    jolmartyn wrote:By chance visited the church at Singleton in Lancs, near to Poulton and Kirkham.
    Immediately spotted this in the churchyard.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bEhAQO-PZUU/TqQTj4EeimI/AAAAAAAABTk/d5fTdtjgDhY/s1600/IMG_5600web.JPG

    there is more information here as well as more photographs at this address

    http://roadmarkers.blogspot.com/2011/10/singleton-cross-remains.html

    Hope this is interesting - if any one can put a general date on this I should be interested.
    jol [img][/img]

    Very interesting find. Just had a quick look in Taylor's giant Crosses of Lancashire, and he makes no mention of it. It'd be good to find more info on the site, which does look like some medieval cross-base. Any chance we could stick a profile of it on TNA itself, and ask for further info?

    Cheers - Paul

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