MARKET CROSS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1201323
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
28-Nov-1994
Statutory Address:
MARKET CROSS, MARKET PLACE

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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.

District:
County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Barnard Castle
National Grid Reference:
NZ 05032 16330

Details

BARNARD CASTLE

NZ0516SW MARKET PLACE 770-1/6/125 (South side) 24/02/50 Market Cross (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (East side) Market Cross, Cobbles surrounding base)

GV I

Market cross or butter market. At various times also Town Hall, court room, lock-up and fire station. Dated 1747. Built at the expense of Thomas Breaks. Ashlar with roofs of graduated slates. Octagonal plan. EXTERIOR: 2-storey tower with pent arcaded shelter. Dwarf walls, graduated to accommodate the slope of The Bank, support Tuscan arcade with 4 columns to each side (24 in all), and entablature supporting steep pent roof. Entrance in centre of Market Place side to north. Within arcade, octagonal base of tower has keyed arches with impost bands and paved central space. Above arcade, sill band to Venetian windows with glazing bars on north, south, east and west sides, and round-headed niches on alternate sides. Deep eaves cornice. Hipped roof supports high lantern with ogee dome and weather-vane finial. Base of tower contains renewed winding stair with newel posts. On second floor, above entrance, a stone panel inscribed: 'THIS BUILDING WAS/ ERECTED 1747 AT/ THE EXPENSE OF/ THOMAS BREAKS, ESQ/ NATIVE OF THIS PLACE'. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: blue plaque within arcade gives history of use of structure; C19 painted notice records that the Corn Returns for the Town of Barnard Castle are to be made and delivered at the Inland Revenue office, Hall Street. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: County Durham: Harmondsworth: 1983-: 87).

Listing NGR: NZ0503216327

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
388754
Legacy System:
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Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: County Durham, (1983), 87

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04867/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek Le Mare. Source Historic England Archive
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