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. Historic England grant-aided project development work which was completed in 2017. A project to repair the roof and stonework is due to start in summer 2019 with further grant-aid from Historic England.

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

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