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placename:- Lofshaw Cross
parish Hutton parish, once in Cumberland
locality:- Lofshaw Hill
county:- Cumbria
cross
coordinates:- NY38732782
10Km square:- NY32

1Km square NY3827

old map:- Clarke 1787 (plate 5)

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.
marked by a cross

placename:- Loftshow 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 54:-
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A little beyond the eight-mile post, on the right hand, is an hill called Lofts-Cross, on which is a stone pillar, said by some to have been erected by the Romans for a guide over these morasses: its appearance, however, contradicts this opinion; and if I may be allowed to give my sentiments, its date must be much posterior to the Roman aera in Great Britain. ...
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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