NU1622 : Village "Cross" at North Charlton

taken 17 years ago, near to North Charlton, Northumberland, England

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 Link

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · House at North Charlton [5] · Near North Charlton [5] · Building [2] · Medieval Cross [2] ·
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NU1622, 30 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Walter Baxter   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 27 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 January, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1680 2296 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:30.0082N 1:44.1369W
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (First for NU1622) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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