Building record M4297 - CROSS AT NORTH COLLINGHAM


CROSS (Medieval to 21st Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 83213 62332 (3m by 3m)
Map sheet SK86SW
District Newark
Civil Parish Collingham, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Cross at North Collingham (not an Eleanor Cross), the whole length of its shaft having been profusely crocketed. So liberal an ornamentation of of the village cross is very rare. On one side, are figures very like 1657, which evidently bear no reference to the date of its erection. In fact, it belongs to the Decorated period, and was perhaps built during the C14. (1)
The lower portion only of the shaft remains, square in section, with remains of ornamentation too eroded to describe, standing on a square plinth with chamfered clipped corners. 38 (sic) step square base. (2)
Base, socket stone and part of shaft of ? C14 N Collingham village cross. (3)
The cross has been removed from its previous site (SK 8323 6231) to a small green across the road (above grid ref). (4)
Shaft is Lincs limestone; the decoration although worn may be vine scroll ? C14 shaft is chamfered and so is its base at corners. Shaft is 1.00m high. (5)
Under Shire Customs - The Abbot of Peterborough has full juristriction and market rights over Collingham. (6)
The original position of the cross, at the S end of a wide section of street, would suggest it is a market cross. The elaborate decoration could be because it was provided by the Abbot - see also the crocketed pinnacles on All Saints Church. (7)
See M18657 for cross base in churchyard wall.

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

2 Colour prints, 11/03/1991, SMR

Listed buildings slides, 2 slides (Photograph). SNT2648.

<1> Wake EG, 1867, A History of Collingham and its neighbourhood, pp 25-6 (Published document). SNT1388.

<2> TWJ, 1955, AM7 (Unpublished document). SNT1378.

<3> DOE (HHR), --/10/1964, Newark Rural District - Provisional List, p 7 (Published document). SNT636.

<4> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

<5> Samuels JR, 1986, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1231.

<6> Morris J ed, 1977, Domesday Book - Nottinghamshire (Published document). SNT2619.

Other Refs: S-5

<7> Baddeley V, 2014, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT2620.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. 2 slides.
  • <1> Published document: Wake EG. 1867. A History of Collingham and its neighbourhood. pp 25-6.
  • <2> Unpublished document: TWJ. 1955. AM7.
  • <3> Published document: DOE (HHR). --/10/1964. Newark Rural District - Provisional List. p 7.
  • <4> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1986. AM107.
  • <6> Published document: Morris J ed. 1977. Domesday Book - Nottinghamshire. 28.
  • <7> Personal comment: Baddeley V. 2014. Pers Comm.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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