Village "Cross" at North Charlton

  • Description

    "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 http://www.geograph.org.uk/usermsg.php?to=13868" Photo by Walter Baxter, 2007.
  • Owner

    Walter Baxter
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/322673
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 9 months ago
    Viewed: 658 times
    Picture Taken: 2007-01-27
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