Monthly Archives: December 2013

Foldys Cross, Towneley Hall, Burnley

In the grounds of Towneley Hall stands the impressive monument of  Foldys Cross. Like many large churchyard and wayside crosses, over the years it has been damaged, moved and repaired. It once stood by the south door of Burnley Parish Church, and … Continue reading

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Affetside Cross, Tottington, Bury

Affetside originally had two wayside crosses, marking the medieval route of Watling Street. The route itself is even older, and is based on the Roman road that links the Manchester and Ribchester Roman forts. English Heritage gives details of a … Continue reading

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Bolton Parish Church Viking Age Crosses and Sculpture

Inside Bolton Parish Church (St Peter’s), just behind the front desk is a large Viking Age cross. It’s wonderful that this monument is so prominently displayed, but a big desk does obscure a large part of the front of this tall free standing cross. A good view of … Continue reading

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Worden Park Icehouse and Folly Arch, Leyland

The Georgians had a passion for the picturesque, manufacturing it where necessary, and blending it into the landscape to appear natural. These two features, the icehouse and the folly arch seem to have been built at the same time, probably … Continue reading

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