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place:- Anthorn Cross
locality:- Anthorn
parish Bowness parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY18945758
10Km square:- NY15

1Km square NY1857


cross, Anthorn -- Anthorn -- Bowness -- Cumbria / -- 27.7.2013

source:- OS County Series (Cmd 21)

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.
Cross (Remains of)
date:- 1867=1868
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Anthorn, The Broken Cross, Bowness, Cumberland, by William Gershom Collingwood, 1899.
Sketch of a broken cross standing upon a grassy mound beside the shore.
Drawn to illustrate Notes on the Early Sculptured Crosses, Shrines and Monuments in the Present Diocese of Carlisle, by Rev William Slater Calverley, published by T Wilson, Kendal 1899; opposite p.7.
inscribed & initialled & dated at bottom left:-
Anthorn The Broken Cross W.G.C. May 9 1899

placename:- Broken Cross
date:- 7.5.1899
period:- 19th century, late

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
Cross. Probably medieval. Red sandstone. Rough, cross-shaped stone set into the ground, too weathered to determine its original shape. It has been suggested that this marks the site of a battle with the Scots, but as there was a similar cross, Fishers' Cross, at Port Carlisle, this suggests that these were coastal crosses erected to guide fishermen along an otherwise featureless and flat coastline.

placename:- Anthorn Cross
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY18955758
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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