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Norham Cross

A Scheduled Monument in Norham, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7193 / 55°43'9"N

Longitude: -2.162 / 2°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 389923.169445

OS Northings: 647330.262826

OS Grid: NT899473

Mapcode National: GBR F2B9.RM

Mapcode Global: WH9YN.RHPW

Entry Name: Norham Cross

Scheduled Date: 28 November 1932

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1006550

English Heritage Legacy ID: ND 140

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Norham

Built-Up Area: Norham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Norham St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

Summary

Norham Cross, 763m WSW of Norham Castle.

Source: Historic England

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 16 May 2016. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes a market cross of medieval date with 19th century additions, situated on the village green near the centre of Norham. The cross is constructed from sandstone and includes a clustered shaft with a moulded base and plain plinth supported on a perron of five circular steps. The upper part of the shaft and the weather vane that tops the cross was added during the 1870s. Comparison with other similar crosses suggests that the Norham Cross was originally constructed between the 12th to 13th century.

Norham Cross is a listed building Grade II.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

A market cross was a structure used to mark a market square. As such it was a central point important in any village or town. Norham Cross retains a significant portion of its medieval structure. As such it is an important part of the wider medieval remains of Norham, which include the remains of Norham Castle and the original structure of the Church of St Cuthbert. The monument will contain archaeological information relating to its construction and use.

Source: Historic England

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