Site of Burchy Cross

Description of this historic site

Documentary evidence suggests that this is the site of Burchy Cross, a Post Medieval wayside cross. The probable location is at Birchy Cross, north east of Tanworth in Arden.

Notes about this historic site

1 Included in a list of parish crosses compiled by Sir Simon Archer of Umberslade, 1581-1662, quoted by J. Burman.
2 The last part of Archer’s description might imply that a conventional stone cross had been erected on the site where old people could remember a carved tree cross. The probable site of the cross is now marked by cross-roads known as ‘Birchy Cross’.

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