Record Details

NHER Number:2082
Type of record:Monument
Name:Binham Wayside Cross


A medieval stone cross that is believed to have been erected by the monks of Binham Priory, NHER 2081. A fair and market were held on this site from the medieval period until the early 1950s.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9837 3957
Map Sheet:TF93NE

Full description

Wayside cross on village green 12cm (5 inch) high base, part of shaft.
Probably connected with priory.
Owner ? Parish Council.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Set on very tall plinth of several steps.
Top of shaft missing, but unusually there are carved corbels halfway up each face of remaining shaft.
Good condition.
See (S1) and (S2), which states that this is one of the best surviving example of a medieval cross in Norfolk, probably erected by the monks, after a medieval market grant. A market and fair were held here until the early 1950s.
E. Rose (NLA) 6 March 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 302; Pl 1.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF164.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 93 NE 1a.
---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 392.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Binham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF164.
<S1>Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. 1730.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF164.

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