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ArtistMaker: not known
TitleOfWork: cross fragment
DescriptionOfPhoto: View of cross looking across street
DateOfCreation: c. 1191
Dimensions: c. 2m high
Medium: limestone
Location: At roundabout between B6376 and B6427. (SK531944)
AtoZReference: p.32 4B
Postcode: S66
Street: Maltby Lane and Holywell Lane
TownOrVillage: Braithwell
MetropolitanBorough: Doncaster
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: d043a
Description: A fragment of extremely worn stone mounted a pedestal with two bases. The whole resting on three steps sunk in a hollow in the pavement.

Inscription: Around the upper pedestal is some badly worn text cu: " : MORROI : QE??S : PRIE .. : ESY .. LEPIZ : MAIRIePA?SeT OOLIER : / MCXCI "
Around the lowest base: "RESTORED A.D. 1887 THE / JUBILEE YEAR OF / QUEEN VICTORIA / ERECTED ABOUT A.D. 1191"
On a limestone plaque attached to the rear of the pedestal: " This cross was erected to commemorate / The freeing from bondage of / KING RICHARD I circa 1191. / Restored in the Coronation year of / Her Majesty QUEEN ELIZABETH II / 1953 "

Commission: not known

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