Record Details

NHER Number:6791
Type of record:Monument
Name:Stump Cross, remains of medieval cross


Stump Cross is the remains of a medieval cross. The base was dug up from this site by roadworkers in 1932, and the shaft was retrieved from Trunch rectory garden and set on top. The base is a square plinth, splayed to the ground, and the shaft is around 1.2m high, chamfered at the corners, and retains the remains of a socketed tenon on top.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2622 3642
Map Sheet:TG23NE

Full description

Base dug up here by roadworkers 1932; shaft retrieved from Trunch rectory garden and set on top.

14 March 1978. Site visit.
Base is a square plinth splayed to ground.
Shaft around 4ft (1.2m) high, chamfered at corners, remains of socketed tenon on top. Covered in moss and lichens.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 14 March 1978.

December 1998. Scheduled.
Scheduling Description:
The monument includes the remains of a standing stone cross located at the south east corner of a crossroads, on the route to Bromholm Priory, and known as `Stump Cross'. The cross, which is Listed Grade II, dates from the medieval period and includes the socket stone and the lower part of the shaft.
The socket stone, which is set into the ground diagonally to the crossroads, measures 0.54m square at the base by 0.28m high, rising through chamfered corners to an octagonal section on the surface. The shaft, which is bonded onto the socket stone with concrete, measures 0.28m square in plan and 0.96m high. A mortise hole in the top of the shaft has a diameter of 40mm and a depth of 70mm. The full height of the cross in its present form is approximately 1.24m.
Information from (S2) and (S3).
H. Mellor (HES), 11 July 2018.

June 1999. Works in progress to place cross on a plinth.
E. Rose (NLA), 22 June 1999.

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 23 NE 2 [3].
---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 667.
---Unpublished Document: Yardley, C. J. 2011. The Mun Valley: Historic landscape Assessment and Landscape Character Assessment for Norfolk Coast Project. p 12.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Southrepps.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. pp 325-326; Pl 10.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF359.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF359.

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