This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...7 in. high, is of white stone; the upper, 2 ft. 1 in. high, is of local red stone. The stones of the steps have been secured by iron cramps. This cross must, when perfect, have formed a picturesque and imposing object. 49 Peterborough Diocesan Magazine, Vol. VIII., p. 177. In the Churchwardens' book for Culworth there ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...7 in. high, is of white stone; the upper, 2 ft. 1 in. high, is of local red stone. The stones of the steps have been secured by iron cramps. This cross must, when perfect, have formed a picturesque and imposing object. 49 Peterborough Diocesan Magazine, Vol. VIII., p. 177. In the Churchwardens' book for Culworth there is the following entry for 1586: "Receyts by Richard Trafford. ffirst of John Harrys for the d. cros stone.... xxiii." This looks very much as if the parish at this time sold the head or shaft, or both. Date about 1264. Market and Fair. Towards the end of the reign of Edward III. John Bernes and others, the feoffees of Alice Perers, obtained a grant of a weekly market at this village, and an annual fair on the vigil, the day, and the morrow of the feast of Saint Petri ad Vincula (1st August).50 Both market and fair have long since been discontinued.61 DALLINGTON. The village of Dallington is one and a quarter mile from Northampton, and rather less from the Castle station, Northampton. Churchyard Cross. In this churchyard, close to the eastern corner of the south aisle, is the upper step of the old cross. It is square, each face being 3 ft. wide, and it is in. thick; the north-west angle rests on masonry 1 ft. 2 in. high. This stone now supports an ugly cast-iron monument, erected in 1864, in memory of an inhabitant of the village, and probably covers the old socket, and possibly also the stump of the cross. DAVENTRY. The borough of Daventry is twelve miles from Northampton, with a station on the London and North Western Railway. Market and Fairs. The market here is an immemorable appendage of the manor. About the fortieth year of Henry III. (1255-6) the jurors of Fawsley Hundred presented that the lord of Daventry held a market at &q...
Very Good. More than 60 illustrations. London and Northampton First edition, one of 200 numbered small paper copies. An annotated catalogue of the memorial, churchyard, market, boundary, wayside, preaching, and weeping stone crosses in Northamptonshire, a landlocked county in central England. The crosses are divided with respect to age: Anglo-Saxon, from about 800 to 1066; Norman, from about 1066 to 1180; Early English, from about 1180 to 1272; Decorated, from about 1272 to 1377; and Perpendicular, from about 1377 to 1530. Includes much detail concerning their erection, ornamentation, symbolism, function, destruction, restoration, etc. Green cloth binding, with dark green and gilt stamping. The boards are a bit edgeworn, with a bump to the bottom corner of the front board, and a minor snag in the cloth along the bottom edge; otherwise a very good copy.
Good. No Jacket. 123 pages. Inscription (from author) on browning front end paper. Cover sound but showing some evidence of light wear ( slight sun fading, cover corners slightly creased etc.). Internally netting visible on front end paper. Slight dust marking to some page edges. Hardback (see image from Winghale Books (Books are sent securely packaged in cardboard) The Stone Crosses of the County of Northampton by Christopher A. Markham-Published in 1901.
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