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Investigating the Bakewell Sculpture

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As part of the early stages of the project, there had been extensive archival research undertaken by local volunteers, primarily from Bakewell and District Historical Society, studying what we know about early medieval sculpture in both a local sense, and also in its wider context. As part of this work, written records were studied describing a large free-standing cross at Hassop crossroads a few miles north of Bakewell. The modern crossroads are a relic of the turnpike roads of the industrial period, and analysis of old cartographic sources demonstrated that the original crossroads lay in the field to the south-west of the modern roundabout. 

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