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image for Historic Site item typeHardley Cross at Hardley Staithe

Historic Site, free entry

Hardley Cross

Hardley Cross

Details

The original wooden Hardley Cross was erected here in 1543, marking the ancient boundary of the legal powers of the City of Norwich and the Borough of Great Yarmouth on the River Yare.

The cross probably also marked the original limit of Breydon Water, as the estuary would have extended much further inland in the Middle Ages. For hundreds of years officials from Norwich and Great Yarmouth sailed here by wherry for an annual ceremony to settle disputes relating to trade on the River Yare.

The present cross is thought to date from 1676 and belongs to Norwich City Council.

Access from the moorings at Hardley Cross or on foot from Hardley Staithe

Opening details

Open all year

Prices

Free entry

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Contact

Broads National Park

01603 756094

Address

Norfolk,
NR14 6BU

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Map reference: TG 388011  Lat: 52.55598 Long: 1.52190