Ansley is a large Parish to the west of Nuneaton. The old village, containing the church, school, and vicarage is at Church End. In the churchyard of the parish Church of St. Lawrence is the 15th century base of a churchyard cross. It is octagonal with a moulded top edge. It has square base-stops on which are the badly worn heads of four men and women, the features entirely obliterated Victoria County History of Warwickshire Vol IV, p8.
The base is unusually large, with a correspondingly very large socket. This has curious scoops or recesses in the sides, adding a little weight to the suggestion that the base may actually have been a font.