By the side of the busy A6 road to Garstang stands the Catterall Cross, close to Greenlands Farm. The base is Medieval, and is a large misshaped block. Into this has been set a modern shaft. A small plaque on the shaft states “Re-erected by Catterall Parish Council in 1984 to commemorate Heritage Year”. The cross is Grade II protected.

Catterall Cross

Catterall Cross is not far from the turn off to Churchtown (or Kirkland as it is also known). Churchtown is where Garstang’s Medieval parish church of St Helen’s is located, some two and a half miles from the market town itself.

The roughly hewn Medieval base

Site visited by A. and S. Bowden 2021

Access

The cross is situated by Greenlands Farm. Catterall Lane and Cock Robin Lane are to the south of it and Old Lancaster Lane to the north.

Park in the layby nearby on the southbound side of the A6. There is a footpath on the northbound side and it takes just a few minutes walk up to Catterall Cross.

Nearby

St Helen’s Church, Churchtown

Barton Corn Mill

Garstang Toll House and Roman Milestone

Preston to Garstang Turnpike Milestones

References

historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1361940

roadmarkers.blogspot.com/2012/06/catterall-cross-daniel-fold-cross.html