NU1622 : Village "Cross" at North Charlton

taken 11 years ago, near to North Charlton, Northumberland, Great Britain

Village "Cross" at North Charlton
Village "Cross" at North Charlton
On the other side of a wall in a horse field near North Charlton Farm. This was the market cross at the centre of a medieval village, the outline of some of the houses can still be located. The village had a population of over 200 and a Chapel, the site of which is also in this picture (The wood to the left of the picture is Castle Wood - apparently the site of the chapel. Although the alignment of the ruins is wrong for a religious building.) This field cannot be anything other than pasture, because the area next to the burn (Out of sight because of the steep embankment approximately 20 - 30 metres north of the cross) was the village burial ground. (The graves are quite shallow.) Combined with the status of this field as a scheduled ancient monument because of its rich archaeological content makes cropping of any kind impossible. For further information on this site contact Andy Stuart LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 28 January, 2007
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Cross   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1680 2296 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:30.0082N 1:44.1369W
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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