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Rey Cross, Bowes


Rey Cross, in the civil parish of Bowes. Base and fragment of a 10th century cross shaft, which is believed to have been erected by King Edwin of Northumbria to mark the boundary of his Kingdom and the Scottish Kingdom of Strathclyde. Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King, was killed at Rey Cross in 945, marking the end of Viking rule in Northern England.[1]

Bowes Grade II* Listed Historic Buildings and Monuments in Bowes Civil Parish 10th Century
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The stump of the ancient Rey Cross

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The site of Bloodaxe's Slaughter?

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Drawing of how the Rey Cross may have looked when complete

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Base of the Rey Cross

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Lay by at Rey Cross

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REY CROSS - List Entry
- "Base and fragment of cross shaft. Probably C10. Sandstone..... Rey or Rere Cross is believed to have been erected by King Edwin of Northumbria (died 946) to mark the boundary ...

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List number: 1323025
List grade: 2*
County: County Durham
Grid ref: NY9047112284

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