Record Details

NHER Number:7566
Type of record:Monument
Name:Stump Cross medieval stone cross


The remains of a 14th century standing stone cross, consisting of the base and the lower part of the original shaft. A plaque nearby states that by tradition it dates from and marks the site of a battle fought in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. However, it is only near to the battlefield (NHER 7567), and is more likely to have been a wayside cross to which this legend was later applied.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2785 2925
Map Sheet:TG22NE

Full description

September 1978. Visit.
Base with stop angles, and portion of shaft about 0.75m high. On modern pavement by waterworks where it was reset in 1932. Bears a plaque claiming that the battle took place here! More probably it was moved from the battlefield, or perhaps was merely a wayside cross to which the story of the other battlefield crosses became attached because it
stands at the end of the footpath leading to the battlefield.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 September 1978.

English Heritage Ancient Monument description (S1) in file.

Monument Types

  • 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 328.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF371.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.J.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 22 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 626.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Walsham (North).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.

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