The Mountsorrel Cross C250 Metres South East of Church, Main Street, Swithland (Grade I)

Geo: 52.7083, -1.1777
Date ListedWed 1st June, 1966
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressMountsorrel Cross Swithland Park Swithland LE12 8TJ
GradeGrade I
Grid ReferenceSK5565612606
Volume, Map, Item286, 4, 91
WardRothley & Thurcaston
Conservation AreaSwithland

Village market cross of medieval period. Fine stone cross originally standing in the Main Street at Mountsorrel, removed here late C18. Base consists of five round steps with a square socket stone carved with bats with their wings extended at the corners. Tall monolithic shaft carved with heads and devices. Topstone formed of openwork of upright flat hexagonal shape with wide side and central bar, perhaps representing a weaver?s shuttle. The stone is carved with little people and grotesque heads. The top has a broken off Gothic crocket. A charter to hold a market at Mountsorrel was granted by Edward I in 1292. Scheduled ancient monument.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.