RUGGED CROSS

Cheshire Life - - Nostalgia -

The mill­stone grit pil­lar of Cleu­low Cross, pic­tured here over a cen­tury ago, stands on a large mound close to the A54 Congleton to Bux­ton road. The An­glo-saxon sculp­ture dates back to the late ninth or early tenth cen­tury and its re­mains are typ­i­cal of high crosses erected across north­ern Eng­land, in this case, prob­a­bly, to mark the bound­ary with the me­dieval parish of Prestbury. Cleu­low - or Clu­low - Cross fea­tured in Alan Garner’s fan­tasy novel The Weird­stone of Brisinga­men.

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