DERBYSHIRE HERITAGE Derbyshire Peak District - higger-tor

Bradbourne Cross

Lower part of stone carving of crucufixion and interlaced foliage thought to date from the early 8th century.

It is impressive now but must have been very ornate when new. The south face has four panels.

Three are too badly defaced to make out and the third depicts the crucifixion.

The north face also has four panels, upper two badly worn and lower two show saints with books.

The other two faces have ornate scroll work of foliage and near the base of each is an archer shooting at men and animals.

Bradbourne cross
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