Record Details

NHER Number:6582
Type of record:Monument
Name:Aylmerton Cross


This medieval wayside cross stands at a crossroads and is thought to be on the pilgrimage route to Walsingham. It has a stone and brick base with a stone column above. In the 19th century a stone cross was placed on top of the column. This was removed after the column was hit by a vehicle in the early 2000s.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1808 3879
Map Sheet:TG13NE

Full description

On stone and concrete plinth, has a square stone base with a niche blocked in brick. Above this a chamfered section, then a tall weathered octagonal column badly repaired with cement (it was blown over in 1937). On top decoration like little dormer windows, surmounted by a cross head in a different type of stone, added 1875.
Total height about 3.7m (about 12ft). Stands on road island.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 March 1977.

Marked as Stump Cross on (S1) - an interesting name if only the head was missing.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 May 2001.

(S2) in file.

May 2003.
[1] notes that the head and top of the cross are missing.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 May 2003.

June 2003.
Not only has the gabled top been removed, but all the later cement repair; so that the structure now has a most odd appearance, like a pile of badly stacked fossil vertebrae.
This is due to restoration after a vehicle strike.
E. Rose (NLA) 27 June 2003.

November 2006.
Scheduled monument consent granted concerning the repair of the broken plinth.
See (S3) for further information
H. White (NLA), 1 April 2009

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WAYSIDE 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. pp 299-300; Pl 1, Pl 4.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF369.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049519.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 13 NE 4 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 362.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Alymerton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF369.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF369.
<S1>Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. Scheduling Report. List Entry 1049519.
<S3>Designation: DCMS. [?]-2016. Scheduled Monument Consent. SAM Consent. DNF369.

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