Cross, Norwich Road, North Walsham, Norfolk

Cross, Norwich Road, North Walsham, Norfolk
Photograph taken 29 July 2004 © Mr Peter Warwick. Source Historic England Archive ref: 222846

This is a medieval standing cross. It is 120 metres south west of Tollgate Farm on the parish boundary between North Walsham and Worstead. This cross, together with one 300 metres to the south west, is 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 were set up after the battle.

Location

Norfolk North Walsham

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

cross battle boundary peasant revolt Medieval (1066 - 1484)