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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: REY CROSS

List entry Number: 1323025

Location

REY CROSS, A66

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

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityBowes

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Jun-1986

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 111166

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

BOWES A66 NY 81 SE and NY 91 SW (South side)

17/9 and 18/9 Rey Cross II*

Base and fragment of cross shaft. Probably C10. Sandstone. Wrongly shown on both OS map sheets. Badly-worn, 1.0-metre tall fragment of rectangular-plan cross shaft on a worn square-plan base. Inscriptions on shaft no longer legible.

Rey or Rere Cross is believed to have been erected by King Edwin of Northumbria (died 946) to mark the boundary of his Kingdom and the Scottish Kingdom of Strathclyde. Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King, was killed at Rey Cross in 945 so marking the end of Viking rule in Northern England.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NY9047112284

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National Grid Reference: NY 90471 12284

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