Landewednack Cross – a moving tale

Rebloged from The Heritage Journal:

This is an interesting article illustrating how ancient artefacts can and are re-sited over time, much as The Stone That Was Stolen – which I am still researching for further information.

THJ is a blog well worth following; well written and informative, I can highly recommend it 🙂

The Heritage Journal

We like to think of our ancient monuments as silent, unchanging sentinels, but this isn’t always the case, sometimes they go walkabout!

One of the delights of visiting Cornwall is the chance to catch up with friends who live in the area and on a recent trip Philip, a friend of ours who knows of my penchant for old stones, presented me with the gift of an old Francis Frith postcard. In a slight diversion from my usual prehistoric focus, the postcard depicts the old cross at Cross Common, Landewednack, a short distance east of Lizard town.

For those that don’t know, Cornwall is littered with old crosses of various forms, many of which date back to medieval times (9th-15th centuries). Whilst many remain in, or near their original positions, many crosses have been discovered in various odd situations: used as gateposts, fireplace lintels and church benches or built into church walls, hollowed out and used as feed…

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