MARKET CROSS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1058383

Date first listed: 20-May-1952

Statutory Address: MARKET CROSS, MARKET PLACE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: MARKET CROSS, MARKET PLACE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: Mendip (District Authority)

Parish: Shepton Mallet

National Grid Reference: ST 61890 43652

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

ST6143 SHEPTON MALLET CP MARKET PLACE (centre)

6/194 Market Cross

20.5.52

- II*

Market Cross. Established c1500, completely rebuilt 1841 by G.P. Manners. Dressed Doulting. Perpendicular style. Octagonal open arcade with spirelet springing from central bench pier. 3-stage pinnacled spire with canopied niches having cinquefoil heads, the spandrel spaces above the canopies being ornamented with foliation. Spire springs from massive central hexagonal pier surrounded by open arcade of 6-segmental arches on pillars. Open quatrefoil parapet around top with crocketed pinnacle at each corner and over the centre of each arch. Whole cross on cobbled plinth, with masonary bench in 3-stages around central pier. A plaque, approximately 100mm by 700mm, attached to the central pier has an inscription in 4 lines stating that the cross was set up in 1500 by Walter Buckland and his wife Agnes. (Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877).

Listing NGR: ST6189043651

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 266593

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pooley, C, An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Old Stone Crosses of Somerset, (1877)

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