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1 August 2013

Find the cross on Lilla Howe, North Yorkshire

One of a number of stone crosses found at high points in the North York Moors, the Lilla Cross is said to date from about 626 AD, claimed by some to be the oldest Christian monuments in the North of England. The monument is reputed to have marked the grave of Lilla, a member of the court of Edwin, King of Northumberland, who was killed trying to save the King.

The Cross is found on the Moors just north east of RAF Fylingdales, and close to another later cross known as the Malo Cross. Following a couple of moves, it was re-set in its current position by 508 Field Squadron Royal Engineers Territorial Army of Horden, County Durham in 1962.

For more, see http://www.stone-circles.org.uk/stone/lillahowe.htm

^Picture © Stevie D used under a Creative Commons license^

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