Religious Place In Rothbury, Northumberland
The Market Cross was erected to the memory of Lord And Lady Armstrong.
Armstrong Cross, also known as Rothbury Cross is a grade II listed building, erected in 1902. The inscription on it reads 'the monument was erected in admiration and grateful remembrance of the long and useful lives of William George Baron Armstrong of Cragside, GB (1810-1900) and of Margaret his wife (1807-1893)'. The monument has been designed in an arts and crafts style, with various animals and knot work carved into it.
William Armstrong was a scientist and inventor and along with architect Richard Norman Shaw, built the stunning Cragside country house in Rothbury. Cragside was built between 1869 and 1895 and was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. William's wife Margaret was responsible for the landscaping of the Cragside estate.
Cragside, now managed by the National Trust, is a 5 minute drive away and is well worth a visit.
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Rothbury isn't a big place, so just find the main high street and you will find the cross.
Plenty of parking places in Rothbury. Find a spot and park your bum!
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
A 600 year old ruined Pele Tower used as a stronghold against invading scots.
A lovely little 12th century ruined castle just outside of Rothbury.
A drinking water reservoir with beautiful surrounding scenery.
A ruined 18th century church currently being transformed by the local residents into another place for calm and reflection.
A beautiful ruined abbey on the estate of Jervaulx Hall was the original home of Wensleydale cheese.
Beautiful ruins of small monastery founded by White Canons set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle.
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