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Whiteleaf Cross

Christianised Site


J&C Bord say that Whiteleaf Cross has not been dated, but that a local boundary mark called 'Wayland's Stock' was mentioned in a charter of 903AD, and perhaps they're one and the same. 'Stock' could be interpreted as alluding to something stick-like (which rather ties in with the hypothesis that the cross is actually a christianised phallic symbol). But perhaps that's just finding what you want to / expect to find.

(info in their 'Atlas of Magical Britain', but no more details about what charter it was from)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
31st October 2003ce
Edited 31st October 2003ce

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