Record Details

NHER Number:12564
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval cross, Houghton Park

Summary

The base and shaft of a medieval stone cross on a later plinth. The cross was moved from its original location, and marks the site of the medieval village of Houghton which was removed from the park in the 1730s.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7918 2851
Map Sheet:TF72NE
Parish:HOUGHTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

'Monument' (Ordnance Survey) is in fact the medieval village cross.
In 1742 it was noted as near the village inn, but was moved by Lord Walpole.
On carrstone plinth that dates from after 1846.
Stone base with carved stop angles, shaft about 3.6m (12ft) high, carved in twelve facets.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 2 June 1977.

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 316; Pl 6.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1304621.
---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 435.

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30463Part of: Houghton Park (Monument)

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