Norham Market Cross

  • Description

    "The base of the cross is Medieval and the shaft and top dates from the Victorian era. Market crosses were well-known focal points, sometimes used to calculate distances between towns. Varying from simple to elaborate styles, some market crosses were put on arched bases large enough to give shelter to traders. After the Reformation, the large plinths which bore the crosses were used to deliver proclamations." Photo by Maigheach-gheal, 2011.
  • Owner

    Maigheach-gheal
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2614326
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 257 times
    Picture Taken: 2011-04-08
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