Plaque

Stay or Stake Cross - Croydon

Stay or Stake Cross - Croydon
Stay or Stake Cross - Croydon

Erection date: 1977

Inscription

{Beneath a Maltese cross:}
Stay or Stake Cross
Near here once stood one of the four manorial boundary crosses of old Croydon.
The other crosses were the Hurn Cross, the Hand 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 lower end of Church Street. 

{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: Stay or Stake Cross - Croydon (1 memorial)

CR0, George Street, 43, Halifax Bank

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

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Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

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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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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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