Coughton Wayside Cross

The stump and base of a wayside cross, raised on a platform of three steps. It is rather brutally jailed behind tall heavy railings, among roadside signs and clutter. The railings themselves are included within the Listing by Historic England, so presumably we are stuck with them.

Grid Reference: SP 08030 60326

Postcode: B49 5HR

What3Words: swipes.kettles.operating

To find it: Corner of Coughton Fields Lane, Coughton

Listed? Yes, click here to go to the Historic England site

To find it on the Map: South West Warwickshire

Victoria County History of Warwickshire Vol III p 74. “At the corner of Warwick Lane and Icknield Street is the stump and base of a medieval cross, raised on a platform of three steps.. Here, according to local tradition, travellers entering or having successfully emerged from the wilds of Feckenham Forest were wont to offer prayer or thanksgiving. There was a gate into the forest nearby in 1295 (Throckmorton MSS).