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Lancashire Saxon and Viking Age Crosses

Hornby Anglo-Saxon Crosses An early Anglo-Saxon religious site in the Lune Valley

The Sigurd Cross, Halton near Lancaster In the churchyard is a tall Viking age cross which depicts the story of a Viking hero

Viking Stones, Bolton-le-Sands  Two fragments with interesting carvings, including part of a hogback stone

Tocca’s Stone, St Stephen’s Churchayrd, Tockholes  A strangely shaped stone, with mysterious origins

Godley Lane Cross, Burnley At over eight feet tall, this blackened structure is worth a visit

Prestwich Viking Age Cross fragment A surviving remnant found on an ancient site

Whalley Viking Age Crosses Three elaborately carved stone crosses

Haslingden Viking Age Double Cross Socket A rare and unusual surviving example of its kind in Lancashire

Bolton Viking Age Crosses A collection of impressive crosses housed in Bolton Parish Church


Saxon and Viking Burials

Quernmore Dark Age Burial, near Lancaster The discovery of two mysterious boat shaped objects

Claughton Viking Burial A rare burial mound with grave goods


Lancashire Viking Hoards

Silverdale Viking Hoard A mysterious Viking treasure trove, buried but not recovered for a thousand years

Furness Viking Hoard   A chance find from a turbulent historical time


Lancashire Saxon and Viking Landscape Features

The Mystery of ‘The Mount’, Preesall Could this really be the last resting place of a Viking chief called Haakon?

Nico Ditch, Platt Fields Park, Manchester This Dark Age defensive structure is a very rare remnant from Saxon times

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