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Sketch of St Guthlake's Cross, which stands on a bank, and was the boundary of the church lands belonging to the abbey of Croyland

Sketch of St Guthlake's Cross, which stands on a bank, and was the boundary of the church lands belonging to the abbey of Croyland

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: K.Top.19

Item number: 24.n

Length: 8.7

Width: 5.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Sketch of St Guthlake’s Cross in Crowland, Lincolnshire. The cross marked the boundary of church lands which belonged to the Abbey of Crowland. The Abbey was built by the Saxon King of Mercia, Ethelbald, and was dedicated to St Guthlac, a monk who lived as a hermit near where the Abbey was built. The Abbey is also dedicated to St Bartholomew because it was on this Saints Day that Guthlake is said to have arrived in Crowland. The Abbey was closed during Henry VIII’s ‘Dissolution of the Monasteries’ in the 16th century.

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