This monument dates from the 12th century, and is Grade Il listed. It is situated outside the Church of St Michael and All Angels Shropshire. Standing Crosses were distributed throughout England and are thought to have numbered in excess of 12,000. However, their survival since the Reformation has been variable, being much affected by local conditions, attitudes and
religious sentiment. In particular, many cross-heads were destroyed by
iconoclasts during the 16th and 17th centuries. Less than 2,000 medieval
standing crosses, with or without cross-heads, are now thought to exist. This type of cross remained current from the 11th to 12th
centuries until after the Reformation.
McMillan & Holder were invited to consolidate, restore and repair the structure using a specified hot lime and local sand mix.