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The original cross dated from the 14th century. This cross was replaced by a new one in 1476. It consisted of an octagonal pillar surmounted by a carved head and a crucifix on its top. The cross was gilded in 1603. It was damaged and broken up by the Parliamentarians during the Civil War in 1646. The head was saved and kept in the grounds of Sir John Cotgreave at Nesterleigh. The head and another possible fragments were rediscovered in the 19th century. They were used in a restoration of the cross which was erected near the Newgate in 1949. In 1975 the cross was moved to its present site, near to its original position.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerover 3 years ago

    It’s a beautiful looking building Ann..Well shot.

  • Thank you so much Jamie,
    hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 3 years ago

    A beautifully composed picture of a city of great character!

  • Thank you so much Kathryn,
    hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    looks like a nice place Ann

  • Thank you so much Lynn, so much of Chester is like this, that you don’t always notice it, its a beautiful City, and so full of History,
    hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Charming capture Ann, very beautiful too!

  • Thank you so much, so much of Chester is like this, that you don’t always notice it, its a beautiful City, and so full of History,
    hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallover 3 years ago

    lovely :) xxx

  • Thank you so much, so much of Chester is like this, that you don’t always notice it, its a beautiful City, and so full of History,
    hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Wonderfully captured, Ann. What beautiful architecture!

  • Thank you so much Dot, so much of Chester is like this, that you don’t always notice it, its a beautiful City, and so full of History,
    hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful picture, Ann!

  • Thank you so much, so much of Chester is like this, that you don’t always notice it, its a beautiful City, and so full of History,
    hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • sweeny
    sweenyover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Ann :-)))R

  • Thank you so much, so much of Chester is like this, that you don’t always notice it, its a beautiful City, and so full of History,
    hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

  • hootonles
    hootonlesover 3 years ago

    Ann, your images of Chester always make me feel homesick; lovely shot though :O)

  • Thank you so much Les, looking forward to your next visit,
    hugs Ann

    – AnnDixon

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