Tyne and Wear HER(732): Tynemouth market cross - Details
Tynemouth market cross
Religious Ritual and Funerary
In an account of a gaol delivery at Tynemouth in 1290 there is reference to the market cross where, "sitting upon its steps, the justices read their warrant for the third time...". The cross stood in the village outside the monastery, being shown on a 16th century map at the head of Front Street near the priory gatehouse.
<< HER 732 >> H.H.E. Craster, 1907, Northumberland County History, Tynemouthshire, VIII, 217 Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XIX, pl. opp. 68