This fragment was thought to be almost certainly the same as that found at Alkincoats Hall. The piece of cross-head would have adorned the top of a late Saxon / early Medieval cross-shaft dating from the 10th-11th century. The carvings of knotwork interlacing on the arms and central boss were thought reminiscent of Anglo-Norse work - similar to the crosses at Whalley and Burnley.
I believe that the cross fragment was housed in St Bartholomew's parish church at Colne, but it is now housed in the reference department at Colne library along with another cross-head (intact) that may date from the same period. What a shame that the shaft has long gone - because almost certainly it would have looked resplendant. I have given the O.S grid reference for Colne Parish church here SD.888954.
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