Saturday, May 02, 2015

Sandbach Crosses

These Saxon Era crosses are located in Sandbach about midway between Birmingham and Liverpool just off the M6. (For us Americans, the M stands for motorway.) They are rare representatives from a time that is not well documented dating back to the 9th century and were possibly associated with the land of Mercia. (Fans of the show Vikings may recognize this kingdom name.) The very top of the crosses are missing, but the detailed Celtic and Christian images are well preserved.

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