Plaque   

(lost) Hand Cross - Croydon

Reeves Corner Hand Cross - Croydon

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: Reeves Corner (2 memorials)

CR9, Church Street, 120, House of Reeves

The Croydon Guardian tells about this building being home to the 144-year old family furniture business House of Reeves. Both these plaques were on the building before it was burnt down in the riots of the Summer 2011.

The Surrey Iron Railway plaque was found in the rubble and it was re-erected in October 2011.  The Hand Cross plaque was not found and is presumed lost.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Hand Cross - Croydon

Subjects commemorated Information

Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.  This wa...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street, to the Duke and Duchess of York. When she was 10 her f...

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Queen Elizabeth I

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

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boundary crosses of old Croydon

There were 4 mediaeval manorial boundary crosses in Croydon: Hand Cross, Hern...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Hand Cross - Croydon

Created by Information

Croydon East Rotary Club

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

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Croydon South Rotary Club

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

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Hand Cross - Croydon

Also at this site Information

Surrey Iron Railway Company - Croydon

Surrey Iron Railway Company 1801 {At the centre is an image of a draped femal...

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