St Ewe village cross

St Ewe 01This immense cross base stands in the middle of what passes for a village square in St Ewe, close to the entrance to the churchyard

It is clear that the parts do not fit together. Langdon says that the cross base is oriented to the compass points and once had a traditional Latin cross (now lost).

The C19 shaft is sadly dull and once bore a sundial.

One feature, not shown in the photograph is a mounting block, epping block, on one side.

It is nevertheless, a wonderful dais on which to hold a ceremony, perform a play of sit in the stocks for some misdemeanour.

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