Cross history sought

The discovery was made at the former site of Bruton Manor

The discovery was made at the former site of Bruton Manor - Credit: supplied

AN ARCHAEOLOGIST is looking for volunteers to help solve the mystery of a relic uncovered in Portishead.

Vince Russett is trying to determine the origins of an old stone cross recently unearthed by a Dowleaze resident on the former site of Bruton Manor, off Down Road, which was demolished some years ago.

County archaeologist Mr Russett believes it is either Victorian or medieval and to find out more he needs to turn the artefact, which weighs around a ton.

Local historian, Sandy Tebbutt, said: “This is a very exciting discovery and we are eager to find out more about its origins. We hope the cross will have an inscription on the other side which may help solve the puzzle but we need some strong volunteers to help lift it.”

Bruton Manor was built in 1863 and Mr Russett is also keen to find anyone with photos of the cross standing in the grounds.

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Volunteers or anyone with further information about the cross can contact Sandy Tebbutt on 01275 843566.

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