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Latitude: 54.8945 / 54°53'40"N
Longitude: -2.9357 / 2°56'8"W
OS Eastings: 340084
OS Northings: 555932
OS Grid: NY400559
Mapcode National: GBR 7CYV.77
Mapcode Global: WH802.W77M
Entry Name: Market Cross
Listing Date: 1 June 1949
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1297369
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386807
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3
District Council Ward: Castle
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Carlisle St Cuthbert with St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY4055NW MARKET PLACE
671-1/12/213 Market Cross
Also known as: Carlisle Cross.
Market cross. Dated and inscribed JOSEPH REED MAYOR 1682 (the
date twice)(on site of earlier medieval market cross).
Calciferous sandstone ashlar, partly stuccoed and painted.
Column sundial. 5 circular steps (a sixth is now buried)
surmounted by square base on chamfered plinth; unfluted Ionic
column and sundial head with ball and spear finials at
corners, top and bottom; on top is a Lion sitting holding a
scroll with the city arms. Each sundial face has incised Roman
numerals and painted metal gnomons. Mason's mark on main
sundial face ATM (perhaps Thomas Machell, the architect and
Thomas Addison, the mason?) Has OS bench mark on top step. For
illustration see John Cornforth, Country Life (1978). In the
centre of the Market Place opposite the Town Hall.
(Country Life: Carnforth, J: 4 May 1978: Keeping life in the
Veins: Carlisle II: 1268).
Listing NGR: NY4008455931
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