Post Medieval cross
A wayside cross for which there is documentary evidence from the Post Medieval period. The cross was incised in the trunk of a large and ancient oak, a ' Gospel' oak.
1 “…There is a great bigg oake at Umberslade Hall in ye lane upon which a crosse is engraven where ye people did come as they went ye prossession about ye parish….and sayde a gospel at this oake. I doe thinke this oake was sett longe before ye conquest, it is at this day a very greate oake ….if serch could be made under ye butt of this oake I make no dubt but there maybe Roman money found under it. [Included in a list of parish crosses compiled by Sir Simon Archer of Umberslade, probably during the Civil Wars]. See also WA 998.