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Hand Cross Hand Cross - Croydon

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Hand Cross

Erection date: 1977

Inscription

{Beneath a Maltese cross:}
Hand Cross
Near here once stood one of the four manorial boundary crosses of old Croydon.
The other crosses were the Hurn Cross, the Stay Cross and one of unknown name. They existed up to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I but disappeared in the late 1600's. They marked the area of the old town within which the inhabitants enjoyed manorial privileges.
Old documents locate the crosses at 'Burchall's House in an elm tree, The Pound; Little Alms House Corner, and Dodd's Corner in an elm tree against the Catherine Wheel Corner.'
Plaques marking the site of the other three crosses have been placed at the junction of High Street and Coombe Road, at Pump Pail under the fly-over and at the junction of George Street and Wellesley Road. 

{Beneath the Rotary Club symbol:}
This plaque was erected in 1977 by the Rotary Clubs of Croydon South and Croydon East to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Site: Hand Cross - Croydon (1 memorial)

CR0, Church Street, Reeves Corner

The plaque was located on the House of Reeves furnishing store. The building was burnt down in the London riots of August 2011 and the plaque is presumed lost.

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46319

Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth I

Daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Born Greenwich Palace.  Succeede...

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Hand Cross

This was one of four mediaeval boundary crosses marking out one hundred acres...

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71012

Croydon East Rotary Club

Rotary clubs were founded to encourage fellowship amongst members of local bu...

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71013

Croydon South Rotary Club

Rotary clubs were founded to encourage fellowship amongst members of local bu...

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