Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
List Entry Number: 1006550
Date first listed: 28-Nov-1932
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference: NT 89923 47330
Norham Cross, 763m WSW of Norham Castle.
Reasons for Designation
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.
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.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System number: ND 140
Legacy System: RSM - OCN
This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
End of official listing