Keys to the Past

Corbridge Market Cross (Corbridge)

Corbridge Old Market Cross. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Corbridge Old Market Cross. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

The market cross at Corbridge is made from objects from several different periods. It stands against the churchyard wall. The base is a worn circular stone probably from a Roman column. The shaft of the cross was of 13th century date and the head is of 18th century date. The cross used to stand on a Roman altar in the market place, but in 1807 it was moved to Newcastle. It finally returned to Corbridge in the 20th century. The cross is a Grade II listed building protected by law.

Reference number:N8990
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building

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Local History of Corbridge

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