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Churchyard cross.

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 4. Other: Cross" at Eastbourne.

by Kathryn Morrison.

A cross shaft in the churchyard was removed from St Erth, Cornwall, in 1817. It appears to be of granite, with black inclusions, and has an integral head carved with a Maltese cross. In the centre of the cross in a hemi-spherical boss. The sides are carved with rectangular or square panels of geometric, dot and interlace designs, most of which are quite illegible due to wear.

Dimensions

h. 2.31 m
w. of sides at base 0.60 m x 0.32 m
w. under head 0.48 m x 0.26 m