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Binham Market Cross

Binham Market Cross is one of the best surviving examples of a medieval standing cross in Norfolk. It stands on the green in the centre of the village and could have been erected by the monks of nearby Binham Priory. It stands on the site of an annual fair held from the 1100s until the 1950s.

The 15th century cross is built of Barnack limestone and has a socket stone and separate shaft. The 2-meter tall base on which these stand is of mortared flint rubble with stepped courses of stone blocks, capped by a platform of thin slabs.

You can see that some of the stone blocks have been reused. The weathered remains of an ornamental moulding can still be seen partway up the shaft, but the stone cross that originally topped the shaft is missing.


Binham, Norfolk

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Bus Access:

Sanders 45 Norwich - Fakenham

Road Access:

Located on the Binham village green adjacent to the Priory

Bicycle Access:

Find this site on the National Cycle Network

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Binham Market Cross