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    I have started this here to move it from the "guess the location thread"

    We seem to be finding similar crosses in West Derby, Huyton and Bromborough

    here is the huyton one



    do you know of any more?

    this one is in Childwall, but not the same as the others.


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    Nice idea for a thread Gnomie.

    The Garston Cross is to be found in the grounds of St Francis of Assisi Roman catholic Church. Earp St where it was re- erected from its previous location at the junction of Chapel Rd and Earp St. Originally it was sited alongside the Garston Brook near the junction of the present day St Mary's Rd and Church Rd.

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    Other places that still have crosses (or the remains of the base to the cross), are Roby Cross (this also acts a boundary stone), Hunts Cross, Cronton Cross.

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    A few notes on the Cross at Childwall:

    This cross, one of only half a dozen ancient monuments Liverpool possess at all, lay in ruins in a field off Childwall Lane until 1935. When it was decided to widen Childwall Lane, it was agreed that the cross should be re-erected and set in a 15' recess not far from its original site. It was amazing luck that it had survived for so long.
    Some of the steps were, infact, buried and only recovered by excavation. Lord Salisbury, besides, sending a donation, very kindly provided the site.
    The old dismembered ruins were dug out, and 3 steps and the base stone numbering 22 sandstone blocks in all were found complete but no trace of the missing shaft.
    The blocks were re-assembled in their original formation and were surmounted with a new shaft rising nearly 10' from ground level, quite plain in appearance and with short arms, identicle with what were presumed to have been the original proportions. The cross was erected in an embayment with a semi-circular stone seat around it, only 5 years from where it may have stood for 600 years. The Cross at Childwall would appear to have been a market cross; it is of great antiquity and its base is too big for a wayside cross.

    The picture below shows the cross base in 1915.

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    Wonderful information on the cross at Childwall, Cadfael. Many thanks.

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    Agreed.

    Thanks for the info Cadfael

    I knew the cross had been found in a field. the one next to the church i believe. never knew the other info. cheers mucka

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    There's a wayside cross on a country lane near Lunt in Sefton which I think was used as a station for the pallbearers to rest the coffin on their way to burial at the church. I used to cycle by it coming from my auntie's on Water Street, Thornton. As I recall this was just a cross base but there is a complete ancient cross at Little Crosby and another at Ince Blundell that looks to be either a restoration or a newer cross. Sefton itself has a cross that is a war memorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Nice idea for a thread Gnomie.

    The Garston Cross is to be found in the grounds of St Francis of Assisi Roman catholic Church. Earp St where it was re- erected from its previous location at the junction of Chapel Rd and Earp St. Originally it was sited alongside the Garston Brook near the junction of the present day St Mary's Rd and Church Rd.


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    Great to see, thanks, Kev!

    Can someone come up with a pic of the cross at Hunt's Cross?

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    I'll post a pic tonight of the Hunts Cross. It's located 2 minutes walk from Hunts Cross train station. Head South out of the station towards the main crossroads. At the crossroads just look to the right...its surrounded by some railings, by a Bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I'll post a pic tonight of the Hunts Cross. It's located 2 minutes walk from Hunts Cross train station. Head South out of the station towards the main crossroads. At the crossroads just look to the right...its surrounded by some railings, by a Bank.
    Many thanks, marky. I'll look forward to it. I am familiar with cross because one of my aunts lived on Higher Road and we would pass it on the Crosville bus on the way to her house.

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    Looking forward to it too.

    Has anyone got the Roby Cross? i may get up there to take one. i believe its on Roby road.

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    The Hunts Cross...located at the junction where Hillfoot Road and Hillfoot Avenue meet (just before the crossroads with Speke Road).
    I've seen pics on the 'net of the Roby and Cronton crosses, but I'll get pics of my own sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    The Hunts Cross...located at the junction where Hillfoot Road and Hillfoot Avenue meet (just before the crossroads with Speke Road).
    I've seen pics on the 'net of the Roby and Cronton crosses, but I'll get pics of my own sometime.

    Great to see, marky, many thanks. I also look forward to seeing you pics of the Roby and Cronton crosses if you can manage them as well.

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    I suppose I'll have to go Bromborough some time this week.

    I have got photos - somewhere - but it's finding them!

    There is also a Saxon "preaching cross" at Bromborough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    I suppose I'll have to go Bromborough some time this week.

    I have got photos - somewhere - but it's finding them!

    There is also a Saxon "preaching cross" at Bromborough.
    Thanks, Philip. That would be wonderful if you could get photos of those crosses "across the water."

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    Not as old as some of those old crosses already posted but he did play on for quite some time.
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    If Ged`s doing it i am




    a famous Liverpool Cross



















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    Ha ha and a very good BLUE of course. Sorry to sidetrack your very good thread Tony, back to the subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Sorry to sidetrack your very good thread Tony, back to the subject.

    Its ok Ged, im not cross.

    right enough of that.

    I shall try and get the Roby one tomorrow if i have time.

    any good road markers. i have one somewhere i will post soon.

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    Knotty Ash

    Not sure how old this is? anyone know of it.

    I know Slemon made a story up about it of a fella in a tall hat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    Not sure how old this is? anyone know of it.
    Link to it here...http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/96991

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    Thanks Mark i never knew that

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    Hi Tony

    Is it a cross or a mileage marker? The lettering at the top might indicate the latter, though of course they might have adapted an old cross. The hatching on the shaft of the cross tells me though that the monument is possibly not medieval, maybe eighteenth century also going by the style of lettering.

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    Not sure chris. i assume from Marks link it is not as old as i thought. still i put it up as its interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkA View Post
    Oh aye, as per the link, not a cross:

    "Sandstone Signpost, Thingwall
    This sandstone signpost, dated 1776, is inscribed with the initials of James Clemens, Lord Mayor of Liverpool 1775-1776 who owned the lovely house, Ashfield, which was recently demolished following a fire. Situated at the junction of Thomas Lane and Thingwall Lane, the entrance to Ashfield can be seen behind the pillar."
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    Default Bromborough Cross.

    To whet your appetite until I get there.
    3rd row - middle picture.

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...icrosoft:en-US

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    Looks a good one phil

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