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A cross in the churchyard of the ruined church below Walton Castle

A cross in the churchyard of the ruined church below Walton Castle

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15547

Item number: f.112

Genre: Manuscript

This partly dismantled cross lies in the graveyard of a ruined church below Walton Castle. The castle, erected in the place where an Iron Age earthwork previously stood, was built in c.1615-20 by the first Lord Poulett. The National Gazetteer of England and Wales for 1868 notes, "There are some remains of an old chapel belonging to the castle, with a piscina and cross."

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