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Legs Cross


Near Bolam, County Durham. "The base and fragment of a cross shaft dating from the 9th century. A rough cut rectangular sandstone base, badly worn, but is said to have featured interlacing ornament. This is probably a Legs Cross which marked the subdivision of a major Anglo-Saxon estate centered on Gainford Village." (Keys to the Past)  A foundation stone for a Roman milestone used to lie next to the monument, but is no longer evident.[1] Legs Cross is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. 

Landmarks, Parks and Buildings Grade II* Listed Scheduled Ancient Monument Dere Street Bolam Anglo-Saxon (410 to 1066 AD)
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Ancient monument at Legs Cross near Bolam Co Durham
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Legs Cross, near Bolam
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Legs Cross (restored)

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Legs Cross

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LEGS CROSS - List Entry
- "Base and fragment of cross shaft. Probably C9. Sandstone. Rough, rectangular base about one metre high. Badly worn, tapering cross shaft, about 1.5 metres high, is said to have ...

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Legs Cross, Dere Street, Bolam (Bolam)
- "This is a listed building. The base and fragment of a cross shaft dating from the 9th century. A rough cut rectangular sandstone base, badly worn, but is said to ...

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Dere Street
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Dere Street
- Overview About Dere Street Dere Street was the Roman road which ran north from Eboracum (York) to Hadrian's Wall and beyond to the Antonine Wall in Scotland. The road connected ...

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List number: 1323020
List grade: 2*
County: County Durham
Keys to the Past HER: D37472
Grid ref: NZ2072122496

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