Monument record 0064100000 - BLEDLOW CROSS

Summary

Chalk-cut cross of uncertain date first recorded in the nineteenth century

Protected Status/Designation

  • Ancient Monument BU2: Bledlow Cross
  • Planning Notification Area: Undated chalk-cut cross at Bledlow Cross

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Type and Period (1)

  • HILL FIGURE (First mentioned 1827, 19th Century - 1800 AD? to 1899 AD?)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0023 m
Plan Form - CRUCIFORM
CROSS CUT THROUGH TURF INTO CHALK. L 30M, WIDTH OF ARMS 1.8M (1827)(B1-2).
GREEK CROSS: 4 EQUAL LIMBS EACH 9M LONG, 4.5M WIDE (MID-LATE C19)(B3-6), 23M TRANSVERSELY WITH ARMS 4.5M WIDE (B7-11).
WAS THOUGHT TO BE SAXON, BUT FIRST DESCRIBED IN 1827. C14 REFS TO 'HENRY ATTE CROUCHE' PROB RELATES TO X-ROADS RATHER THAN THE CROSS (B10,B12).
Included in English Heritage's Heritage at Risk Register 2009 and 2011. Condition described as 'Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems' with the principal vulnerability from scrub/tree growth and trend as declining (B14-15).

Sources (15)

  • <1>SBC5601 Article in serial: 1827. GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE 97 PT2 1827 P79. Vol 97 part 2.
  • <2>SBC7579 Bibliographic reference: Lipscomb G. 1847. LIPSCOMB 2 P110. Vol 2.
  • <3>SBC799 Article in serial: Baker A. 1856. BAKER REV A 1856 ANCIENT CROSSES, RECS OF BUCKS 1 P222. Vol 1.
  • <4>SBC16349 Article in serial: 1861. W H K 1861 THE BLEDLOW CROSS, IN RECS OF BUCKS 2 PP313-314. Vol 2.
  • <5>SBC4304 Article in serial: Downs R S. 1882. DOWNS R S 1882 THE DANES IN BUCKS, RECS OF BUCKS 5 P261. Vol 5.
  • <6>SBC15400 Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History. 1908. VCH BUCKS 2 PP189-190. Vol 2.
  • <7>SBC12733 Bibliographic reference: RCHM(E). 1913. RCHM BUCKS 1 P57. Vol 1.
  • <8>SBC465 Article in serial: W Lindsay Scott. 1937. ANTIQUITY 11 1937 PP100-104 (NOTE BY W L SCOTT). Vol 11.
  • <9>SBC10699 Bibliographic reference: Ordnance Survey. OS RECORD CARD SP 70 SE 04.
  • <10>SBC8210 Bibliographic reference: Marples M. 1949. MARPLES M 1949 WHITE HORSES & OTHER FIGURES PP142- 158 & PLS 39,41-42.
  • <11>SBC13995 Scheduling record: HBMC. 1932. SCHEDULING LISTS OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS.
  • <12>SBC11624 Article in serial: Pavry F H. 1978. PAVRY F H 1978 BLEDLOW CROSS, RECS OF BUCKS 20 P677. Vol 20.
  • <13>SBC9916 Bibliographic reference: Newman P. 1987. NEWMAN P 1987 GODS & GRAVEN IMAGES PP171-175.
  • <14>SBC23453 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2009. Heritage at Risk Register 2009: South East. p30.
  • <15>SBC24032 Bibliographic reference: English Heritage. 2011. Heritage at Risk Register 2011: South East. p25.

Location

Grid reference SP 76930 00950 (point)
Civil Parish BLEDLOW-CUM-SAUNDERTON, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Oct 28 2015 5:04PM

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