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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Bromborough Cross

Summary

Type Cross

     Seven sandstone steps lead to a nineteenth century neo-gothic square shaft with a small metal (bronze?) plate on the east face face. The top of the shaft has some carved decoration. The shaft is surmounted by a building-like structure with ornate gables and a column at each corner. This is topped by a sandstone cross.
     The cross marks the spot where a weekly market was held from 1278 under a charter granted by the monks of the Abbey of St. Werbergh, Chester, by Edward I. The steps are the thirteenth century originals to which the shaft and cross were restored in 1874.This cross was stolen and the present cross is a recent (1970s) replacement, a gift from the Bromborough Society.
    

Inscriptions

Inscribed on small metal (bronze?) plate at the top of the shaft on east face: (indistinct)/(indistinct)/A.D. 1874

Contributor details

Contributor Role
known, Not Not Known

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
None None None
None None None
Whole work Sandstone 600cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
MSWR0075 LL
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
Structural condition
  • Replaced parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road Bromborough Village Road
Precise location On an island in the road
A-Z ref 3D 125
OS ref SJ350823
Date of design thriteenth to twentieth century
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? Not at risk

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