Record Details

NHER Number:651
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval Market Cross, Norwich


A cross was erected here during the reign of Edward III; it was rebuilt in 1503 and taken down 1732. According to 19th century documents a small oratory or chapel was also built at the site of the market cross but was turned into a storehouse at the time of the Dissolution. Excavations in the area in 1909 supposedly discovered the foundations of the Market Cross.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 22967 08505
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Cross erected in reign of Edward III, rebuilt 1503 - taken down 1732.

1909. 'In excavations for the new lavatory some massive remains were found in a line with the Waterloo Tavern and the south side of Davey Place supposed to be the foundations of the Market Cross'.
Manuscript note by F. R. Beecheno in his copy of Kirkpatrick's 'Streets and Lanes' p36 at NCM (S1)
'Small oratory or chapel in Market cross - turned into storehouse at Dissolution' (Blyth 1842).

March 2005.
The foundations of the Market Cross were identified during work in Norwich market place.
See (S2) for further details

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MARKET CROSS (Medieval to 18th Century - 1350 AD to 1732 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 135.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Kirkpatrick, J. and Hudson, W (ed.). 1889. The Streets and Lanes of the City of Norwich. p 63.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2005. Sign of our glorious past. 3 March.

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40773Part of: Norwich Provision Market (Monument)

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