Cotswold Crosses

Another piece from Highways and Byways of Oxford and the Cotswolds by H A Evans:

“In the churchyard [of Yarnton] you will find a cross of a design more than ordinarily elaborate; on the base are sculptured 4 knights kneeling on one knee, and canopied figures of ecclesiastics on the shaft; another cross, almost identical in design, stands in the village square at Eynsham on the north side of the church, and between the two were 2 other crosses, long since destroyed, though the base of one of them may be discovered by the antiquary dishonoured and cast aside in the purlieus of a farm. These crosses marked the halting places of religious processions, and the names of Paternotser farm, and Alleluiah or Vocat Alleluiah, which still exist, or in the latter case once existed, in Yarnton, may well be relics of the same rite. “

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