Myth or Legend?
I recently read a story written in the mid 20th Century that the Crossfield Estate in Irlam was so-called because it was the site of one of many ancient crosses leading the way to the nearest church.
Having not seen any evidence for this, I set out to research this story and see what I could find out.
I came across a volume of The Manchester and Lancashire Antiquarian Society from 1904 and found within a detailed chapter which is probably the source of this story. The facts speak for themselves - this 'could' be the case, but there isn't really any evidence for it. However, the chapter is very interesting to any local inhabitants.
The Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society Vol.XXll-1904