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Doffcocker Cross, Johnson Fold, Bolton

Doffcocker or Haliwell Cross is  made from a single, huge slab of stone and stands in the church grounds of St James the Great, Bolton. This impressive monument is over seven feet tall and it’s well worth a visit to the Johnson Fold … Continue reading

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Tailor’s Cross and Low Well, Foulridge

Like many wayside crosses, Tailor’s Cross has more than one name. It’s also called Maiden’s Cross and unsurprisingly, Foulridge Cross. At first glance, it may look fairly unassuming, dwarfed as it is by the Foulridge War Memorial it stands alongside. … Continue reading

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St Helen’s Well and Cross, Whittle le Woods

St Helen’s Well was a much visited site for hundreds of years. Local people would collect spring water from it and also deposit offerings of metal pins. Destroyed in 1968, the well has not  been restored, but is now marked by a celtic stone cross and … Continue reading

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Pilgrims Cross, Holcombe Moor, Bury

On the moors above Bury is a large cube shaped monument, marking the site of the Pilgrims Cross. The four sides of the cube tell the story and history of the cross, its significance and destruction. Here’s what each of the four sides say: “On this … Continue reading

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