Record Details

NHER Number:3174
Type of record:Monument
Name:Sharrington medieval stone cross


A medieval stone cross, much restored, but probably in its original position. The cross is on, or close to, the route from east Norfolk to Binham Priory and the medieval shrine at Walsingham, and it is possible that it was erected as a preaching station for pilgrims.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0313 3667
Map Sheet:TG03NW

Full description

13 November 1979. Visit. Base once had stop angles; hole in centre of each side as if once had plaques attached (was it used as a signpost?) Base of shaft square, chamfered to round. Next section above this does not belong but is obviously old; it is of a softer stone and full of holes, and may be a section of another cross, re-used then rescued and used to restore this one. The upper sections and mace-like top are recent. (S1) and press cutting (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU).

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

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 324; Pl 10.
---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF190.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 03 NW 6.
---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 660.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Brinton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF190.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF190.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. [Photograph of the Stone Cross, Sharrington]. 9 November.

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