The decoration is of an extremely rare type, and has survived the effects of weathering comparatively well. It consists of seven bands, depicting vine scrolls, various animals, acanthus, and lattice-work.
Kendrick (1938) considered the decoration to be unique; the only surviving example in England which demonstrated the southern continental Baroque style. He also thought (1949) that it illustrated "a taste for a crowded display of finicky decoration", which is also reflected in the later Stapleford Cross.
- Historic England. "Anglian cross 25m south of St Peter's Collegiate Church (1005886)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- Historic England. "Monument No. 118820". PastScape. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- Kendrick, T D (1938). Anglo Saxon Art to AD 900. p. 192-193.
- Kendrick, T.D. (1949). Late Saxon and Viking Art. p. 71-2 Plate XLVI.
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