The Ellerburn Cross is similar to many small crosses that are found on top of older standing stone pillars found in the centers of villages or where roads cross. These stone pillars, from very early times, were erected at cross roads, which become meeting places and in time became market towns. The pillar symbolized the world axis, the link between heaven and earth. On top there was usually a sphere shape representing the sun or heaven. As Christianity spread, the sphere shape was replaced with a cross. The cross has knotwork, which is unending, said to represent everlasting life. The boss (raised center) symbolized God with all things revolving around Him. The three spirals inside the center is the trinity.
From: Ellerburn, England
Due to the hand casting and proprietary staining process, each of my plaques is unique. Each cross comes with a hanger embedded in the stone. The cross comes with a descriptive tag describing the original stone, explanation of the design or information on where the cross is located.
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