Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Eleanor Crosses

Spring Bank cemetery has two of these Gothic iron Eleanor Cross style monuments. They are nearly identical. The left hand one is a listed monument  and both were repaired in the mid 1990's when a newspaper from 1868 was found in one of them. Originally they would have had some glazing and a funerary urn positioned within. Of course when new there were no trees and the place would have been kept clear and well maintained.

2 comments:

  1. Eleanor Cross is a new term to me. I like these.

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  2. New to me, too. I think they're beautiful.

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