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photoblog image A visit to Bloxwich

A visit to Bloxwich

An interesting piece of archaeology which lends credence to the supposition of a Medieval predecessor to All Saints' lies in the churchyard just south of the south porch  A churchyard cross of red sandstone, the stepped base, socket stone and shaft of which is Medieval in date, surmounted by a knop and ball finial which was added in the early-20th century. The first step measures 2.33 metres square, the second 1.64 metres square, both being 0.23 metres in height. The socket stone measures 0.97 metres square and is 0.42 metres high, from which the shaft of the cross rises, its corners chamfered to a tapering octagon, the full height of the cross being some 3 metres. The cross itself is a Grade II Listed Building, also a Scheduled Ancient Monument. 

A visit to Bloxwich

An interesting piece of archaeology which lends credence to the supposition of a Medieval predecessor to All Saints' lies in the churchyard just south of the south porch  A churchyard cross of red sandstone, the stepped base, socket stone and shaft of which is Medieval in date, surmounted by a knop and ball finial which was added in the early-20th century. The first step measures 2.33 metres square, the second 1.64 metres square, both being 0.23 metres in height. The socket stone measures 0.97 metres square and is 0.42 metres high, from which the shaft of the cross rises, its corners chamfered to a tapering octagon, the full height of the cross being some 3 metres. The cross itself is a Grade II Listed Building, also a Scheduled Ancient Monument. 

comments (9)

  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 22 Mar 2018, 02:42
well, isn't that just intriguing

i want to know more

i'm as curious as a cat

love the image
Bill Phillips: That is all I know I am afraid
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 22 Mar 2018, 05:15
1.64 eh?

Crikey!

Then that strongly indicates...
Bill Phillips: Not a thing to me Ray
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 22 Mar 2018, 07:26
Well I'll be darned!
Bill Phillips: We probably will be Chris
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Mar 2018, 07:37
Shame that you could not get the full length of this monument in the frame, but you got most of it in.
Bill Phillips: I was inspired by your principle of "that will do" Chad
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Mar 2018, 07:58
I never realised that this could be classified at as a "building". I bet that when this was made no-one had ever heard of "metres".
Bill Phillips: They still don't mean much to me
It must be very rainy there with all the moss.
Bill Phillips: Most of that is Lichen Mary. A sign that the air is not polluted. Which it certainly used to be at one time in Bloxwich
An interesting thing to have in the centre of town with quite a history.
Bill Phillips: It is more significant than it looks Brian
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Mar 2018, 20:37
It is a very elegant cross -shaft, and deserves to be listed, Bill
Bill Phillips: It has a pleasing simplicity
I hope Droitwich looks better than this dump, anybody else stopping in Doitwich while we are there.
Bill Phillips: To date Jean and you Frank 'n' Ellie Anne and Philine

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