DERBYSHIRE HERITAGE Derbyshire Peak District - higger-tor

Bonsall cross
Bonsall cross
Bonsall applied for a market charter in the 1600s but this was refused. Nevertheless an impressive market cross was erected.
The cross shaft is mounted on a base which stands on top of a set of concentric steps numbering from eleven to fiftenn due to the sloping road.
It is thought the cross shaft may date from the 14th or 15th century. In 1678 this was topped with a stone ball carved with faces.
In 1870 the shaft was restored, paid for by the Prince family of Bonsall."
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