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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 30th September, 2014)

Cromwell's Stone


Cromwell's Stone
Lathom Chapel.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: alan on 30th September 2014 at 04:14

I cannot read the inscription, can some one write it out clearly. Thank you.

Comment by: peterp on 30th September 2014 at 08:13

Cromwell Stone This stone was re-sited here in 1976 from "Damstead" part of Lathom Wood. By kind permission of the family of the late A.M.Hughes Esq. The hollows in the stone are said to have been used for casting shot used by Cromwells army in the siege of Lathom House 1644-45

Comment by: Mick on 30th September 2014 at 08:35

Alan it say this

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Comment by: KB on 30th September 2014 at 13:22

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Comment by: Maureen on 30th September 2014 at 16:42

Alan..here it is.
Cromwell's stone.
This stone was re-cited here in 1975
from "Damsteads".. part of Lathom Wood,by kind permission of the family of the late A.M.Hughes Esq.
The hollows in the stone in this stone are said to have been used for casting shot by Cromwells army in the siege of Lathom House,1644-45.

Comment by: Ken R on 1st October 2014 at 00:23

Interesting, the stone (from a distance) looks a bit like a skull, the holes for the eyes.
I don't think it would have been used for casting cannon balls, it could have been difficult to get the balls out, and I think sand casting was established by this time. What do you think Ernest?.

Comment by: alan on 1st October 2014 at 02:30

Thank you everyone. My eyes aren't as good as they used to be.

Comment by: Maureen on 1st October 2014 at 09:00

My above comment should have read re-sited and not re-cited.

Comment by: David . Wigan ex pat. on 23rd November 2014 at 20:22

The Chapel at Lathom is riddled with musket ball holes ,some were still lodged in the woodwork in the early 1970's. I wonder if the musket balls were cast in the stone?

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