TG0336 : The old preaching cross at Sharrington

taken 1 year ago, near to Sharrington, Norfolk, Great Britain

The old preaching cross at Sharrington
The old preaching cross at Sharrington
The stone cross, much restored, but probably in its original position. The cross is on, or close to, the route from east Norfolk to Binham Priory and the medieval shrine at Walsingham. It stands only 85 yards (78m) from the church.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 December, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 2 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 03133 36685 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.3539N 1:1.0784E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0311 3668
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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