The Greenhill Cross

This mediaeval cross, known locally as the Cross of Piety or Mowbray Cross stands on GreenHill. It is approximately 2m high and has, on a side panel, a carving bearing a painted relief of a shield with the Mowbray Arms, a lion rampant. The Mowbrays were the medieval Lords of Haxey Manor. The village stocks once stood on Green Hill alongside this cross.

It is thought that the cross was damaged in the 17th century during the civil war or perhaps during the rioting that took place locally after the drainage of the surrounding low lying area by Cornelius Vermuyden.

Green Hill Haxey 1930s