Record Details

NHER Number:3258
Type of record:Monument
Name:Butler's Cross


The remains of a medieval standing stone cross, consisting of the base and a fragment of the shaft, set on a modern plinth of stone and tile with a plaque and surrounded by remains of a rusty iron fence. It is located at the junction of the B1439 to West Newton and the A149, and once marked the boundary of Rising Chase. The name of the cross derives from the de Boteler family who held the manor of West Hall, Babingley from the 13th century. It stands on Crown property.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6759 2638
Map Sheet:TF62NE

Full description

June 1977. Visited.
(Named from Boteler, former owner of estate). Marked boundary of Rising Chase. Usual stone base with carved stopangles. Only a fragment of the shaft, or else a tenon to hold it in place, remains. Deep groove cut in one side of base. Set in modern plinth of stone and tile with plaque and surrounded by remains of rusty iron fence, on road island. Crown property.
E. Rose (NAU), 2 June 1977.
Ancient monument details (S1) in file.

2001. Watching Brief.
Occasional finds of struck flint, medieval pottery and three small undated features were recorded.
See (S2).
D. Holburn (HES), 21 October 2011.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling record: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 62 NE 3 [2].
---Publication: RGB. AM7.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Sandringham (Babingley).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Rolled Plan: Large Plan Exists.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2002. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 162-177. p 170.

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