This cross is situated at the side of the A6 at Catterall. The location is shown here. In the book "The Ancient Crosses and Wells of Lancashire", the name Daniel Fold Cross is used. It also says that the cross has been moved to its present position. I do not have information as to its previous position. Henry Taylor first described it in 1906.
Wyre Borough Council considers this to be a resting place for travellers carrying coffins on the way to St Helen's church at Kirkland. St Helen's church was the Parish Church in Garstang. There does not seem to be much sense in this, as Garstang is at least a mile up the road.
|View looking "down" A6 towards Preston. Just come out of the Churchtown turn off.|
The cross is almost exactly centre of picture.
|View from across the road.|
There is a geocache somewhere near here
|Looking south . The plaque on the cross can be clearly seen|
|Looking north. This is the same or similar|
picture to the one in the book
IN 1984 TO COMMEMORATE
|Close up of the base|
|Another close-up of the base|