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Butter Cross - The Green, Bilton, Rugby, Warwickshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 21.563 W 001° 17.401
30U E 616444 N 5802387
Quick Description: This historic cross shaft lies on the village green in Bilton.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/24/2010 11:09:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM9AW0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 1

Long Description:
The shaft remains were reset in this position in 1897 and there is an inscription on it stating this. It is enclosed in black railings and lies near the village stocks.

The website below has further details:

'The old butter cross, which can also be still seen on the Greens is thought to be where people would leave food for plague victims to avoid contact with the disease themselves. The cross is very similar to another butter cross on Hillmorton Village Greens, just east of Bilton.'
Type of Historic Marker: Old Cross

Age/Event Date: 1/1/1897

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