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Clifton cross base Clifton Cross Base

In the garden of a Thorpe private house stands the base of the Clifton Cross. This was originally from near Ashbourne, on the road from Ashbourne to Lichfield. It formerly stood at SK168453 and was a square section cross as can still be seen from where it was leaded into the base. Originally there was a face carved on each corner but these are now so badly eroded as to be almost unrecognisable.

There was also another cross at Clifton, the Clifton Butter Cross which was outside the Cock Inn in the 1960’s. It was plain, cylindrical and about 16 inches high. It has since disappeared.

Clifton Cross Base Clifton Cross Base
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