Monument record LKH 043 - Maids Cross Hill (Med)

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`The base of a Med stone cross stands on a barrow on Maids Cross Hill'.


Grid reference Centred TL 7251 8279 (100m by 100m) Approximate
Map sheet TL78SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

`The base of a Med stone cross stands on a barrow on Maids Cross Hill' (S1)(R1-R4). Reputed to be part of `Maids Cross'. `Maids Cross: mound with fragments of cross upon it' (S1)(R5).
1972: `At TL 7251 8279, on Maidscross Hill, is a broken, worked stone, now measuring 0.7m by 0.5m and 0.2m thick. It may have been part of a Md cross base, but insufficient remains to allow positive identification. The stone lies on the S side of a modern mound of earth and stone about 5m in diameter and 1m high. According to (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)... there was a barrow in the vicinity, and this mound was "reconstructed" from the barrow material when the area was first ploughed' (S1).
2004: Slight mound survivng but no trace of stone anymore (S2).
Also Un.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <R1> (No record type): Clarke W G, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1921, 244.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW6.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. SCCAS, Carr R D, visit, 2004.
  • <R2> (No record type): Dickenson P G M, Suffolk, 1957, 229.
  • <R3> (No record type): Clarke W G, In Breckland Wilds, 1925, 186.
  • <R4> (No record type): Clarke R R, In Breckland Wilds, 1937, 76.
  • <R5> (No record type): Green H T, 6 inch record map, pre 1939 entry.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 5 2009 12:21PM

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