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Market cross

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Market cross

List entry Number: 1006576


The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Stamfordham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 28-Nov-1932

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: ND 125

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

Market cross, 215m west of Hall.

Reasons for Designation

A market cross was a structure used to mark a market square. As such it was a central point important in any village or town. The Market cross, 215m west of Hall is well-preserved and the structure is intact including its original roof timbers. The structure of the monument and the ground beneath it will contain archaeological information relating to its construction and use.


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This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 16 May 2016. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes a market cross of 18th century situated on Stamfordham village green. The market cross, also known as Butter Cross, is a small square single storey building approximately 4m by 4m in plan. The building is constructed from ashlar masonry and has a slate roof. It has a square pillar at each corner supporting a round arch on each side. The pillars have alternate courses of stone projecting slightly to form banded rustication. The roof retains its original roof timbers and is pyramidal and is topped by a square stone which has a date and worn inscription on a shield on its east side, a sundial on the south side and blocked arches on the remaining two sides. The square stone also has a small pyramidal roof topped with a ball finial and vane. The market cross was constructed in 1735. It is a listed building Grade II.

Selected Sources

PastScape Monument No:- 20836

National Grid Reference: NZ 07772 72072


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