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Archaeology, folklore & myth of Britain's pre-christian sites & heritage: stone circles, holy wells, maypoles, tombs, archaic cosmologies and human consciousness. Everyone welcome - even Southerners!

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

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    Post  QDanT 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
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    the lane carries on
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    with an old kissing gate round the corner
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    Good view across to Pendle hill, but no sign of a cross !
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    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
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    and back down, but no sign of a base !
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    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.

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    it was hard enough finding the seat
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    but a poke about in the hedge behind drew a blank ! on a cross base
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    there's a full report on my Blog at :-
    cheers cheers Danny

    Join date : 2010-09-09

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    Post  rodjack 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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