Eccles Cross now stands in Hope Churchyard but it was originally a wayside cross standing at SK175831.
As stone churches came to be built, 'Holy crosses' were placed along outlying tracks to guide travellers to them and this cross was sited on an old track leading directly to the church.
When the Rev. Cox was examining crosses in 1904 he refers to it as:
"another medieval base and part of a shaft in a field on the high ground to the south of Hope Church."
St Peter's cross is also here.
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