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Sting Cross (Alwinton; Alnham)

This spot, on the southern slopes of Cushat Law is known as Sting Cross. It is believed that the cross marked the boundary of lands of Newminster Abbey. Little else is known of this cross, and there are no remains surviving at the location. It is possible that one of the stone cross-bases in Alnham churchyard may belong to this cross.

Reference number:N1321
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Alwinton
Local History of Alnham


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