Record Details

NHER Number:1279
Type of record:Monument
Name:Relocated medieval cross at Hunstanton Green


A medieval cross that has been set on modern steps at Hunstanton Green. It originally stood at Gipsies' Green, Old Hunstanton (NHER 1280), but was moved to its present location during the 19th century. A local legend suggests that it once stood in Snettisham, but this is unlikely.


  • Hunstanton Cross.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 67296 40962
Map Sheet:TF64SE

Full description

Moved here from Gipsies' Green, Old Hunstanton. Fragment of fluted shaft on base ornamented with shields. Set on modern steps in green.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 April 1976.

See (S1) and file under NHER 13189, as well as NHER 1280.
E. Rose.

For details of restoration 1996 (S2) see file.

NGR corrected from original TF 6730 4095.
M. Horlock (NLA), 17 December 2002.

April 2006.
It was moved to its present location during the 19th century.
A local legend suggests that it once stood in Snettisham and served as its market cross, but this is unlikely.
See (S3) and (S4).
D. Robertson (NLA), 7 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 64 SE 2 [2].
---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 443.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Hunstanton (Old).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 316; Pl 6.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Januarys Consultant Surveyors. 1996. Specification for Repair/Remedial Works to Cross-on-the-Green, Hunstanton: Conservator to the Fabric for Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1980. Snettisham stone cross. 17 October.
<S4>Correspondence: 1980/1981. Correspondence regarding Snettisham Market Cross.

Related records

1280Related to: Site of a medieval cross at Gipsy's Green (Monument)
13189Related to: Site of Snettisham Market Cross (Snettisham, poorly located) (Monument)

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2024 Norfolk Historic Environment Service