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Percy's Cross (between Powburn & Wooperton)


This is a 15th century wayside cross, located close to the A697 road between Powburn and Wooperton in Northumberland. The cross commemorates Sir Ralph Percy who was killed near here in the Battle of Hedgeley Moor in 1464, during the War or the Roses. The ancient stone cross is enclosed by 19th century railings. The cross and railings are a Scheduled monument and are also Grade II* listed. Sir Percy, Governor of Bamburgh Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle, was on the side of the House of Lancaster, who lost the battle to Lord Montagu's forces of the House of York and King Edward IV.

Hedgeley Civil Parish Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Hedgeley Civil Parish Wooperton Scheduled Monument
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Percy's Cross, Beanley

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Percy's Cross with Enclosing Wall and Railings

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Percy's Cross, Beanley - Scheduled Monument Listing
- The monument includes a wayside cross of medieval date situated on the fringes of Hedgeley Moor. The sandstone cross stands to a height of roughly 3m and includes a square ...

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List number: 1006578
List grade: 2*
Grid ref: NU0540519267

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