The remains of a 12th century cross which originally stood in the centre of Dunnington, (see SE65SE48) consisting of a dilapidated limestone base with a portion and shaft capped by a cuboidal sun-dial added in the 15th century.


Grid reference SE 6687 5270 (point)
Map sheet SE65SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Dunnington, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Cross shaft surmounted by base of sundial. Probable C12 shaft with reputedly C15 sundial. Cross: square on plan, with polygonal sundial, approximately 1.5 metres high. Plinth. Fluted octagonal shaft. Sundial has no gnomon. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire: York and The East Riding, 1978, p.219.
Listing NGR: SE6687652700

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

NMR Information:

[SE 66875269] Cross [T.I.] (Remains of)(1)

The stump of an old cross which stood in the centre of Dunnington, was removed to the garden of the Rectory in 1840, and a new cross erected in its stead.(2)

The remains consist of a dilapidated limestone base with a portion and shaft 2'7" high capped by a cuboidal sun-dial. See G.P. The original site of the cross was at SE 67035259. (3)

1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 25" 1930
2 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Hist. & Topo. of York. & the E.R. Vol. 2, 1856, 616 (J.J. Sheahan & T. Whellan)
3 Field Investigators Comments F1 ECW 06-JUL-67

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Record last edited

Jul 17 2019 3:23PM


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