Celtic Cross - Amesbury, Wiltshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 51° 10.346 W 001° 46.746
30U E 585350 N 5669708
Quick Description: This Celtic Cross is located in the town parking area near Salisbury Street, in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/2/2012 4:44:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMF6XC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 1

Long Description:
This is a large white granite Celtic Cross located in the greenspace of the visitor parking lot in downtown Amesbury. There is a plaque attached to the cross, that reads:

"THIS CELTIC CROSS, A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL AMESBURY CROSS, MARKS THE 2000TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST AND IS THE GENEROUS GIFT OF T. G. RIGGS AND FAMILY."

Below the plaque, inscribed in the stone, reads:

"GERALD W BURDEN
SUPPLIERS"

On the opposite side of the Cross, at the base, it reads:

"AMESBURY
AD 2000"
Type of cross: Celtic cross

Material used: Stone (granite, sandstone, marble, ...)

Characteristics of this cross:
This is a Celtic Cross, made of white granite stone. It has a large base, with a slender post that narrows uniformly towards to top. The top of the cross is intricately carved in Celtic style. It is between 8 and 9 feet tall.


Describe the location:
This cross is located just off Highway A345 in Amesbury near the intersection with Salisbury Street. It is situated at the entrance to a visitor parking lot serving the area.


Year of manufacture: 1/1/2000

Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photograph of this cross.
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