Site of Medieval Cross, Newton Road

Description of this historic site

The site of a Medieval wayside cross. The cross stood at the cross roads 500m south of Newton. No traces of the cross remain.

Notes about this historic site

1 Between Newton and Clifton is a spot called St Thomas’ Cross at the crossroads where may still be seen a large stone with a hole in the centre, which at one time formed part of the basement of a cross that stood there. It is said also that at one time some remains of stone pavement were discovered in a field near the cross, indicating an ancient hospitum or small convent, probably in connection with the chapel which formerly existed in Newton (PRN 4167).
2 The base stone on which the cross was fixed lay by the side of the road opposite St Thomas’ Cross Inn. There is now no sign of the cross or base.

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