Site of a Medieval Cross at Willoughby
The site of a Medieval cross. The existence of the cross is known from documentary evidence. During the English Civil war the Parliamentarian troops tried to pull it down. The exact location of the cross is unknown but it stood somewhere in Willoughby.
1 Parliamentary troops passing through the village after the battle of Edge Hill are said to have tried to pull down the ancient cross, from which they were dissuaded by the vicar.
3 The cross consisted of one stone five yards long and there was a hillock near it called Cross Hill.
4 It is not known when the cross disappeared or its exact location.