TF6611 : Old broken preaching cross and Wormegay War Memorial

taken 5 years ago, near to Wormegay, Norfolk, Great Britain

Old broken preaching cross and Wormegay War Memorial
Old broken preaching cross and Wormegay War Memorial
The village sign is also in the picture.
The War Memorial has eight names of men who were lost in WW1 and of one who was lost in WW2
Preaching Crosses :: TF0246

These crosses predate the building of churches. In the 6th and 7th centuries, wooden crosses marked the spots where priests or monks preached to the local community. These were later replaced with stone crosses such as this one but became redundant to a great extent when the churches were built and were eventually phased out altogether. Many villages still have the remains of the old preaching crosses even if it's only a stump.

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TF6611, 21 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 28 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 66395 11822 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.7128N 0:27.5924E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 6637 1181
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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