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Phillip's Cross (Rochester and Byrness)

Phillip's Cross was first recorded in a survey made in 1542. Then, it stood on the Scottish-English border between the heads of the Spithope and Ramshope burns, and by the side of an drove road from Upper Oxnam. Today, the name Phillip's Cross is now given to a cairn about 137m from the border line. The cairn is 2m in diameter at the base and stands 1.2m high.

Reference number:N10
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness


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