Record Details

NHER Number:1359
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval village cross


A 15th century stone cross with a brick base that stands on an earthwork mound to the south of St Mary's Church.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7623 4372
Map Sheet:TF74SE

Full description

Cross. Base and shaft at Four-Cross-Ways. Stands on grassed mound.
A. Lawson (NAU).

Drawn by Tom Martin in 18th century.
E. Rose (NAU).

Mound is about 1.5m high. Cross is set on plinth of bricks, some ? 18th century, some modern, which have flaked. Cross-base has stop angles. Chamfered shaft about 2.5m in height. Spherical knob on top apparently now attached by bitumen or similar. Cross head missing. Base surrounded by flower bed.
Good condition, but evidence that people have been tieing notices to it.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 30 June 1982.

Revised schedule includes the mound which it states is contemporary with the cross.
E. Rose (NLA) 6 July 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 327; Pl 11.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF366.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1273642.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 74 SE 6.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 734.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Titchwell.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF366.

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