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Anglo Saxon History

The two crosses were erected in about the 9th century and remain a wonderful connection to our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
740Elly48
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Melbourne, Australia
Don’t get cross...

Interesting and historic remains in the centre of Sandbach’s lovely, cobbled, main square. Nice... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Howi58
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two crosses were erected in about the 9th century and remain a wonderful connection to our past. They depict animals and scenes from the bible.

Thank 740Elly48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly interesting ancient crosses (although the cross potions themselves are actually missing) well preserved and maintained by the government. Worth a look see if you are in the town, together with a leg stretch, pint or coffee. But, not worth a drive off the M6,...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting and historic remains in the centre of Sandbach’s lovely, cobbled, main square. Nice place to stop for a coffee.

Thank Howi58
Reviewed 6 August 2018

There isn’t really a lot that can be said about the Saxon Crosses. The location, given their historic importance isn’t great as it’s surrounded by pubs and a betting shop. Despite the request for them not to be climbed on, this doesn’t stop the local...More

Thank Fraggle365
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Not everyone’s cup of tea, but they are very interesting, and also there is a interesting story to what happened to them, you can have a coffee or pop into the old pub for a pint, wander round the old church. Take the time to...More

Thank lsg4x4
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

When visiting Sandbach, you really should take a look at the Saxon Crosses. Situated in the cobbled square, steeped with history. It is hard to believe that these have survived over a thousand years!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Saxon are old pieces of stone located in the centre of Sandbach, they are interesting for 10 minutes or so but are not worth coming from outside the area to see.

Thank JXXXR
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Crosses that are'nt crosses...well! to a philistine like me. Didn't see any Saxons knocking about as well. The cobbled square at this place is lovely with pubs surrounding it. Great for people watching sat outside one of the pubs with a beer in hand.

Thank 134prob
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Considering these crosses are over 1000 years old they have survived remarkably well. They're placed in the middle of Sandbach Square, and the carvings are incredible.

1  Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Beautiful but under utilised heart of Sandbach, cannot help feeling that the occassional craft or farmers market is underselling the potential of the "Cobbles". Recently had friends over from the US & they could not believe that the "Square" was real

1  Thank clampitsontour2016
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