Record Details

NHER Number:5411
Type of record:Monument
Name:Wilton Cross, Church Lane


A medieval stone cross with an octagonal brick base. The cross was damaged in a car accident in 1985 and has since been repaired.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7352 8808
Map Sheet:TL78NW

Full description

Brick base, perhaps 16th century, but possibly later, supports two stone courses onwhich is the cross base with stopangles.Tall shaft composed of four-centred columns, tapering; embattled top, cross head missing.
See (S1).
Drawn in (S2) under Hockham!
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 26 February 1981.

Damaged by vehicle collision in 1985, to be repaired.
E. Rose (NAU) 9 December 1985.

Found to have been repaired with rebuilt base, reusing old bricks, before April 1986, NAU not informed despite HBMC
E. Rose (NAU) 24 April 1986.

(S2) in file.

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF356.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.. 1982. AM107.
---Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. c. 1730.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 78 NW 7 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1990. [Photograph of Wilton Cross, Church Lane]. 9 August.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1991. Vandals smash sign. 17 April.
---Correspondence: Rose, E.. 1986. Letter. 25 April.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 782.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Hockwold Cum Wilton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: BVA 20.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF356.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF356.
<S1>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 330; Pl 13.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.

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