Photographer's Note

This Anglo-Saxon high cross may have been erected prior to construction of the church. In pagan times (say 400 - 800 AD), a cross would be placed at the intersection of paths. Later, the cross became a meeting-place for worship. Subsequently, a church might be built. The high cross is placed on a rectangular base and mounted on the ground. The circle, somewhat recessed,is intended to support the horizontal arms. There would have been carving on this cross, but time and the elements have largely eroded it.

Entrance to the church grounds, which are surrounded by a low stone wall, is through a gate to the west, off the North Walsham Road. A path leads to the porch which provides access to the nave, and further along, to another porch providing access to the sacristy. From Google Earth, it is apparent that this path preceded the road construction and continues on to the west behind a number of houses in the village.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2006-04-26
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/8, 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2009-12-20 4:07
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