Record Details

NHER Number:8135
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval cross at junction of Boundary Road and Drayton High Road


A medieval stone cross at the boundary between the parish of Hellesdon and the City of Norwich. The top of the cross was restored in 1902. The cross was moved in 1982 when the road was widened.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2072 1104
Map Sheet:TG21SW

Full description

Norwich Boundary Cross.
Stone carved base on modern flint and stone plinth.
Chamfered stone shaft, surviving to 1.5m (5 feet); above this capital bearing iron cross restored in cement 1902.
Has bench mark cut in south side, and traces of a metal plaque now removed on west.
Stands by roundabout on ring road.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU) 18 May 1977.

Moved in about 1960 when road widened: moved again slightly September 1982; base said to have cracked but may refer to modern plinth.
E. Rose (NAU) 10 September 1982.

15 October 1993. NLA air photography.
Cross can be seen , but very small, little detail.
H. Clare (NLA), 19 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROSS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Ancient cross makes way for road widening. 8 September.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF257.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 21 SW 4 [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. Hellesdon.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF257.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF257.

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8136Related to: Medieval cross in St Mary's churchyard (Monument)

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