Medieval market cross immediately east of St Andrew's Church, Castle Combe - Wiltshire (UA)

Late medieval market cross in the centre of Castle Combe, in a later roofed open structure built to provide shelter. The central cross sits on a plinth that is raised on two steps and sits on a stone platform. On this sits the sheltering structure made up of stone. The market cross is in its original position, built when Castle Combe was an important and wealthy settlement based around the cloth industry. Historic England grant-aided project development work which was completed in 2017. Sources of funding for required roofing works are being investigated by the Parish Council.

Medieval market cross immediately east of St Andrew's Church, Castle Combe - Wiltshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Medieval market cross immediately east of St Andrew's Church
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1019387
  • Local Planning Authority: Wiltshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building

Location

  • Building Name: Medieval market cross immediately east of St Andrew's Church
  • Unitary Authority: Wiltshire (UA)
  • Parish: Castle Combe
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Wiltshire
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, CA

Contact Details

Sarah Ball 0117 975 0666

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England