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SANDBACH CROSSES

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SANDBACH CROSSES

List entry Number: 1159937

Location

SANDBACH CROSSES, MARKET SQUARE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Cheshire East

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Sandbach

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Aug-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Apr-1978

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 56244

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History

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Details

MARKET SQUARE 1. 5144 (In the Centre) Sandbach Crosses (Formerly listed under Market Place) SJ 7560 1/21 11.8.50. GV I

2. Celebrated pair of Anglo-Saxon crosses. Probably early-mid C9. Original site unknown and probably brought here in late Middle Ages. The crosses were thrown down, either after the Reformation or during the Civil War and the parts dispersed. In 1816 they were recovered as far as possible and re-erected, the crosses being set in stone sockets and placed side-by-side on a 3-stepped stone base. The north, and taller, cross has a mutilated head and the south one a truncated shaft with mutilated head from another cross. Both crosses are decorated on all faces with carved figures, animals, vine scrolls etc, and the north cross has panels depicting biblical scenes. AM.

Listing NGR: SJ7587760825

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National Grid Reference: SJ 75877 60825

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