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Criccin Cross

A Scheduled Monument in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 53.2826 / 53°16'57"N

Longitude: -3.4396 / 3°26'22"W

OS Eastings: 304118

OS Northings: 377147

OS Grid: SJ041771

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZFG.4Z

Mapcode Global: WH76G.4RCC

Entry Name: Criccin Cross

Scheduled Date: 9 February 1954

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2846

Cadw Legacy ID: FL102

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cross shaft

Period: Medieval

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Rhuddlan

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument consists of a cross shaft and is located on the top of a small hill. It has a rectangular stone base, with a chamfered upper edge and mutilated stops at the corners. The base stone is fractured, and has been repaired with cement and two iron dowels. Set into a lead-lined socket are the remains of a rectangular shaft with chamfered edges, measuring 2ft 6in high.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of Christianity. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A cross shaft may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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