Record Details

NHER Number:13189
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Snettisham Market Cross (Snettisham, poorly located)


This is thought to be the site of a medieval market cross. A local legend suggests that the cross was moved to Old Hunstanton (NHER 1280) and then to Hunstanton Green (NHER 1279), where it stands now. However, it is unlikely that the cross was moved to Old Hunstanton and it is unlikely that it is the surviving cross.

Images - none



Full description

According to (S1) Dawson-Turner's Blomefield has a marginal illustration of a cross base on four steps, not completely round.
The postmaster in 1926 told him that he 'thought a cross used to stand on the green outside the post office' but there were no remains to show the accurate site.
(S2) records there are 'ancient documents' referring to St Thomas's Cross and Eton Cross.
See newspaper cutting (S3) and letter (S4) in file.

April 2006.
A local legend suggests that the cross at Hunstanton Green (NHER 1279) is the Snettisham Cross, but this is unlikely.
See (S3) and (S4).
D. Robertson (NLA), 7 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MARKET CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 63 SE 58.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. pp 316, 325; Pl 6.
<S2>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B.. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls (INCORRECT SOURCE - NEEDS CHECKING). Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII, p 193. p 325.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1980. Snettisham stone cross. 17 October.
<S4>Correspondence: 1980/1981. Correspondence regarding Snettisham Market Cross.

Related records

1279Related to: Relocated medieval cross at Hunstanton Green (Monument)
1280Related to: Site of a medieval cross at Gipsy's Green (Monument)

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