Record Details

NHER Number:7569
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval stone cross


The remains of a standing stone cross, about 1.5m high, consisting of a plain shaft with a broken top and no base. The cross, together with another at NHER 7568, is thought to relate to a battle fought in 1381 during the Peasants' Revolt, and to have been later moved and used as a parish boundary marker.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2769 2803
Map Sheet:TG22NE

Full description

September 1978. Visit.
Cross. Schedule (S1), (S2) and (S3) note it lying in hedge and say it was moved from the adjacent field. In fact it now stands upright. About 1.5m high, plain shaft with top broken and traces of tenon hole; no base. Now stands at the junction of three parish boundaries; if (as legend says) it was one of three memorials on the battlefield, marking either its boundaries or the graves of the dead, it was probably later moved as a parish marker.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 September 1978.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---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 1 [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. DNF385.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF385.
<S3>Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. pp 327-328.

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