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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE MOUNTSORREL CROSS C250 METRES SOUTH EAST OF CHURCH

List entry Number: 1177957

Location

THE MOUNTSORREL CROSS C250 METRES SOUTH EAST OF CHURCH, MAIN STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireCharnwoodDistrict AuthoritySwithland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 189147

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History

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Details

SWITHLAND MAIN STREET (South Side) SK 51 SE 4/91 The Mountsorrel Cross c250m. S.E. of Church 1.6.66 I Village market cross of medieval period. Fine stone cross originally standing in the Main Street at Mountsorrel, removed here late C18. Base consists of five round steps with a square socket stone carved with bats with their wings extended at the corners. Tall monolithic shaft carved with heads and devices. Topstone formed of openwork of upright flat hexagonal shape with wide side and central bar, perhaps representing a weaver's shuttle. The stone is carved with little people and grotesque heads. The top has a broken off Gothic crocket. A charter to hold a market at Mountsorrel was granted by Edward I in 1292. Scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: SK5565612606

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National Grid Reference: SK 55656 12606

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