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Higham village cross
Higham village cross

In 1243, Higham was granted a charter for a weekly market and annual fair and the market town flourished for about 500 years before slowly declining as larger regional markets became accessible through improved transport.. There is a village cross in the main street that was erected in 1856. This replaced an earlier market cross erected during the seventeen hundreds, and this in turn is believed to have replaced a cross within the medieval market place.

British Listed Buildings records it as -

Cross. C18, restored 1856. Sandstone. C18 six stepped square stone plinth.
C19 stone cross with column to base. Chamfered square knot, topped by Greek- type cross. Also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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