Cross 300m North West of Tollbar Cottages
Norfolk County Council
North Norfolk District Council
OR277277 (627698, 328034)
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A medieval standing cross located 300 metres north west of Tollbar Cottages and at the junction of three parish boundaries; North Walsham, Westwick and Worstead. The cross includes the remains of a shaft. It is square in plan with chamfered corners, measuring 0.25 metres at the base, and tapering upwrads to a diameter of 0.18 metres on the surface. The full height of the cross in its present form is 1.38 metres. The cross together with one 300 metres to the north east (TG 22 NE 5) are thought to relate to the battle at which Henry le Despencer, Bishop of Norwich, crushed the 1381 Peasant's Revolt lead by Jack Lytester. It is traditionally believed that one or both crosses was set up after the battle. Moreover, its location also suggests a function as a boundary cross. Scheduled.
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