Poorly Located Monument record BRD 339 - Wigatus's Cross; Wihtgar's Cross; High Cross Hill
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|Grid reference||TL 77 84 (point) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||BRANDON, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
Mention of Wihtgar's Cross in cartulary of Old Warden Abbey, Beds of circa 1137, marking a boundary between Livermere (see WNG 024) and Brandon. Later referred to in charters of circa 1200 as High Cross Hill.
Wihtgar (or Wigati) was a nobleman recorded in the Domesday book.
Munday (R2) mentions a reference to an early 13th century charter between Eustace bishop of Ely (1198-1215) and the Abbot of Warden Abbey (R1) to a cross which he associated with a Wihtgar mentioned in the Domesday book as Lord of the manor of Clare. See (S1, S2) for discussion by Breen.
In notes from Old Warden Abbey cartulary (note Livermere Grange [WNG 023] was a cell of the abbey) of circa 1175 Hugo de Wangford "que jacent juxta crucem Wigati" (the lands of Hugo de Wangford that lie next to Wigatus's Cross).
In proceedings of 1613 a Nicholas Tilbrough mentioned "a certaine waie leading from Brandon towards Wangford which way beginneth at Baxters Corner & leadeth to High Cross Hill so to Kalenhills [adjacent to Wangford Fen & Brandon Warren] towards Wangford" (S1, S2). In another 1613 court case Richard Lyster is quoted, saying "he never knewe the grounde stored with connyes between the waye leadinge from Brandon Townestreete to High Crosse Hill & sooe to Wangforde & the nowe arable shiftefeildes of Brandon" (S1, S2).
Probably same as White Hill (see BRD ).
Formerly recorded as BRD MISC
- <R1> SSF50094 Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. John Ryland Library, Manchester, Charter Ms of circa 1580 referering to early 13th C document.
- <S1> SSF50153 Bibliographic reference: Email. Breen A to Pendleton C, 29/01/2008.
- <R2> SSF50044 Source Checked: Suffolk Record Office. Munday J, Eriswell Notes, SRO (Bury).
- <S2> SSF50153 Bibliographic reference: Email. Breen A to Tester A on the Medieval Landscape of Brandon (BRD 018 archive).
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Record last edited
May 21 2020 8:38AM