Cross in Tysoe Churchyard

Description of this historic site

A Medieval cross. The cross base, socket stone, shaft and head survive. The cross is situated in the churchyard at Middle Tysoe.

Notes about this historic site

1 In Tysoe churchyard, S of the S aisle, is a 15th century preaching-cross rather more complete than usual. It has a 1.3m square shaft with small edge rolls and moulded capital. On it is the damaged lower half of a crucifixion. The base is octagonal, changing to square in the inner half, and it is set on two steps of octagonal plan.
2 Very little of the head remains, but it appears to be original.
4 The cross is said to have once stood in the market place.
5 Scheduling information. The monument includes a standing cross, which is of stepped form and Medieval in date. The cross includes the foundations, the two steps, the socket stone, the shaft and the cross head.

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