Cross - High cross

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A square or rectangular pillar of stone usually with a ringed cross at the top, often decorated with low relief carvings. They are set in a base of cubic or pyramid form, sometimes fashioned in a series of steps. The height (1.5-6m) may be increased by a capstone. They were erected in the precincts of early medieval churches and date from the 8th to the 12th century AD.