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The Stump Cross, Norwich Road, North Walsham, monument to the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. - North Walsham Photograph

The Stump Cross, Norwich Road, North Walsham, monument to the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. - North Walsham Photograph

(1932 to 1934 / North Walsham, Norfolk)

The Stump Cross, Norwich Road, North Walsham
This is the northernmost of three crosses, said to mark the site of the battle after the Peasants Revolt of 1381, and is situated beside the gates to the North Walsham Water Works on the Norwich Road. It was moved from its base by Thomas Cooper, of "The Oaks", when coins were found beneath it. The coins were given to a Mr Boulter who had a museum in Yarmouth, but their present whereabouts is not known.

By 1932, the cross had almost disappeared beneath road materials but, due to the enterprise of Mr. C.W.Barritt, Chairman of the North Walsham Urban District Council, and a Mr. Samuels who supplied a plaque, the cross was re-set on a concrete base. The plaque has long since gone.

Today, 2010, the cross is again half buried with the soil level near the top of the sloping section and further rescue action may soon become necessary.

Photograph. The Stump Cross, Norwich Road, North Walsham, monument to the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. (North Walsham Archive).

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