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Cranfield Cross
 

County

Antrim

Coordinates

N 54° 43' 14.82"   W 006° 21' 44.04"

Nearest town

Randalstown

Grid Ref.

J 05510 87088

Map No.

14

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

76

Date of visit

Wednesday 7 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The cross stands near the border of the field.


Along the boundary hedge in a field along Staffordstown Road there's this nice cross protected in an iron railing.
It stands on a stone plinth which in turn sits on a stone platform.
The cross and the plinth are undecorated. It's the last of a series of crosses erected on this spot in the last centuries. They are typical "Termon Crosses", a kind of cross used to mark the boundary of a monastic settlement. In this case the settlement could be the one of Cranfield church. The remains of the cross that stood here prior to this now lie in the above church.
The cross is about 1.85 metres tall, the plinth is 75 metres high and the platform is 41 centimetres thick, making a total height of the cross of about 3.00 metres.
On the plinth an inscription on the face to the west-northwest (285°) reads "Tearmon Creamcoille" .


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