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placename:- Adam's Cross
locality:- Shoulthwaite
parish St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
cross
coordinates:- NY307204
10Km square:- NY32

1Km square NY3020

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 64 16)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
Adam's Cross
Marked by the side of the road, before present day widening.

placename:- Adam's Cross
locality
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Ambleside to Keswick)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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Adam's Cross
Marked by a dot and circle.

placename:- Adam's Cross
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 107:-
...
Close to this road [at Castlerigg] is a place called Adam's Cross, (see plate IX.;) it consists of a mound of earth, with a large stone upon it, but what relation this has to the road itself I cannot determine.

placename:- Adam's Cross
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old print:- Calverley 1899

Notes on the Early Sulptured Crosses, Shrines and Monuments in the Present Diocese of Carisle, by Rev William Slater Calverley, edited by W G Collingwood, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1899.
A cross cut in a rock made about the middle of the 19th century to mark a boundary between the manor of Dalegarth and property of Mr Marshall.
Such items as these are worth noting, to forestall errors.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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