LocationAt a lonely spot on Greenway Lane, Higher Sutton, Cheshire, with long-distance views over the Cheshire Plain.
(Greenway Lane is shown, but not named, on the current Street Atlas of Cheshire. The Lane starts just south of the Hanging Gate, a pub and good place to eat, and heads in the direction of Wildboarclough.)
DescriptionAn rough hewn upright column of stone with a cross carved near the top.
NotesWe cannot be certain, but looks as though the Greenway Cross has had a long and varied history.
It may have been erected in prehistoric times as a way-mark on a long distance trail.
On the coming of Christianity it had a crosses carved into two sides.
During the great plagues of the 17th century it will almost certainly have been used as a plague stone, where goods were left so that the buyers and sellers from different villages need not come into contact with each-other.
Later, the Victorians? added an Ordnance Survey benchmark.
Old maps show this to mark