Cross in Whatcote Churchyard

Description of this historic site

The remains of a Medieval cross, of which the two tiered base and octagonal shaft survive. The decorative head with sundial and ball finial are probably 18th century. It is in the churchyard, south of St Peter's Church, Whatcote.

Notes about this historic site

1 In Whatcote churchyard, S of the nave, is a tall Medieval cross with an octagonal shaft on a chamfered base and two steps. The head was replaced by a 18th century cube sundial surmounted by a ball finial.
2 Tall octagonal shaft on octagonal socket stone.
3 Noted by Ordnance Survey.
4 Scheduled as an Ancient Monument in 1998. The standing stone cross lies approximately 10m south east of the south porch of St Peter’s Church. The cross is of stepped form and is believed to be of 14th century in origin. It includes a base, consisting of a plinth and two steps, a socket stone, a shaft and an 18th century ornamental head. The steps are octagonal in plan and on the uppermost step stands the socket stone which is also octagonal in section. Set into the centre of the socket stone is a stone shaft, 2.4m high, which is surmounted by a cube-like sundial and a ball finial that are believed to date from an 18th century restoration of the cross.

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