Preaching Crosses :: Shared Description

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.
by Adrian S Pye
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TG3700 : Cross Stone Road, Hardley by Adrian S Pye
TG2529 : Remains of an old preaching cross at Felmingham by Adrian S Pye
TF7928 : Ancient preaching cross in the grounds of Houghton Hall by Adrian S Pye
TG2134 : Hanworth cross at the junction A140 junction by Adrian S Pye
TG2231 : Stump of an old preaching cross at Colby by Adrian S Pye
TG2833 : The base of an old Preaching Cross by Adrian S Pye
TG0039 : Old preaching cross in Wood Dalling churchyard by Adrian S Pye
TG1838 : Aylmerton Cross by Adrian S Pye
TG0336 : The old preaching cross at Sharrington by Adrian S Pye
TG2134 : The cross at Hanworth crossroads by Adrian S Pye
TF2339 : Stump Cross at Swineshead by Adrian S Pye
TF6932 : Old preaching cross in Ingoldisthorpe churchyard by Adrian S Pye
TF0246 : Old preaching cross (restored) North Rauceby by Adrian S Pye
TF5820 : Old preaching cross at Clenchwarton by Adrian S Pye
TG0039 : One of the many old free-standing preaching crosses in Norfolk by Adrian S Pye
TF0349 : Old Preaching Cross (restored) at Cranwell by Adrian S Pye
TF6611 : Old broken preaching cross and Wormegay War Memorial by Adrian S Pye

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Created: Sun, 19 Nov 2017, Updated: Sun, 19 Nov 2017

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