Stone cross near the Butchers shop in Fishlake

Stone cross near the Butchers shop


Stone cross near the bank.
There are two limestone crosses in Fishlake village , each of which has the
base and a portion of the shaft still remaining . Possibly , these late medieval
crosses have taken the place of earlier Anglo Saxon ones .Two theories exist as
to their purpose. One, that they were preaching crosses marking the spot where
the bones of St Cuthbert rested. The other that they were market crosses . The
evidence is uncertain, but if Fishlake had a weekly market it had certainly
disappeared by the 16th century.
Courtesy of
and the Fishlake
Cricket Club