Thursday, 18 March 2010

Cross View, Kendal

Cross View

Sadly there is no cross standing at this point any more, but the sign high up on the wall, along with the place name give some indication of the history attached to this location in town. The house and entrance to yard 109, can be found opposite the Westmorland and Lonsdale Conservative offices on Highgate, about a quarter of a mile South of the town hall.

It's likely that there would have been a cross here, either in the road or at the roadside, and that funeral processions, on their way to the parish church to the South, would have paused for prayers for the deceased.

As with most of Kendal's market and preaching crosses, it was removed at some point during the 19th century, dismantled and the stone used for allegedly used for building a wall.

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