Record Details

NHER Number:7568
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval stone cross


A standing stone cross, consisting of a base socket stone, shaft and a restored capital that supports the head, which although much worn, is thought originally to have been a figure of Christ. The cross, together with another at NHER 7569, is thought to relate to a battle fought in 1381 during the Peasants' Revolt.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2783 2828
Map Sheet:TG22NE

Full description

September 1978. Visit.
Stone cross. Base with stop angles; chamfered shaft about 3m high, ornate top bearing finial, very weathered. Bears a modern plaque relating to the battle (NHER 7567). Ordnance Survey date it to the 16th to 17th century but this is very improbable; it could easily date from soon after 1381 and if indeed a memorial has probably been moved the few yards from the battlefield to the crossroads, espeacially as it now stands on a kink in the parish boundary.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 September 1978.

Garage built against cross without permission January 1983; enforcement action authorised. But Department of Environment declined to take action under schedule legislation.
E. Rose (NAU).

Revised schedule (S1) and (S2) (in file) states that carvings include a head of Christ. Press cutting (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 July 1998.

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 327; Pl 17.
---Designation: Corbishley, M.J.. 1983. AM107.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 22 NE 5 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---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. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF372.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF372.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1983. Old meets new. 17 January.

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