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Lymm Cross and stocksDevice used to publicly humiliate those found guilty of minor offences.Device used to publicly humiliate those found guilty of minor offences.

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Lymm Cross, in the village of Lymm, Cheshire is a Grade I listed buildingStructure of particular architectural and/or historic interest deserving of special protection. dating from the early to the mid-17th century and restored in 1897,[1] to commemorate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee that year. The original purpose of the cross is unknown; although it resembles a market cross in a market square, there is no evidence that there was ever a market in Lymm.[2]

The cross is constructed of sandstone, and stands on a natural outcrop of red sandstone which has been artificially stepped. The shaft of the cross sits within a square pavilion of red sandstone, with square corner pillars. The stone roof has pedimented gables to each face and ball finialsDecoration marking the top end of some architectural element such as a gable, newel post or fence post.. An extension above the cross features a stone ball, above which is an ornate weather vane. Bronze sundials on the east, south and west gables, added in 1897, carry the inscriptions “We are a Shadow”, “Save Time” and “Think of the Last”.[1]

The stocksDevice used to publicly humiliate those found guilty of minor offences.Device used to publicly humiliate those found guilty of minor offences. adjacent to the cross on its west side are separately Grade II listed.[3]

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