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Nevilles Cross, Durham

Historical Description

Neville's Cross, an ancient cross 1 mile west of the city of Durham. It commemorates the Battle of Red Hills or Neville's Cross, fought on 17 Oct., 1346, when David, king of Scotland, suffered a great defeat. Only parts of the shaft and steps now remain, and these were repaired in 1883, and enclosed with a wall and railing. In 1889 a large number of silver coins, enclosed in an urn, were found here.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


Online maps of Nevilles Cross are available from a number of sites: