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Description: Market Cross
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102344
OS Grid Reference: ST7349218002
OS Grid Coordinates: 373492, 118002
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9608, -2.3788
There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval Standing Cross Near the Junction of the High Street and Gold Street, 240m South East of St Mary's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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ST 7317 STALBRIDGE HIGH STREET (EAST SIDE)
7/30 Market Cross
Market Cross. Second half of C15. Cross head C20. Stone 3-step octagonal
base. Square plinth with three-quarters detached square columns in each
corner with moulded bases and capitals. Central panels with carving too
worn to be intelligible. Tapering octagonal shaft starting as square in the
base with the corners turning into attached pinnacles which terminate in finials.
To the west is a weathered carving of a figure standing on an animal under
a canopy with a floriate finial. Scheduled as an ancient monument. "RCHM,
Dorset, Vol III", HMSO, 1970, p249, no. 2; Hutchins John "The History and
Antiquities of the County of Dorset", Third ed. 1868, reprint by EP, 1973.
Vol iii, p670. Newman J and Pevsner N "The Buildings of England: Dorset",
Penguin, 1972, p396.
Listing NGR: ST7349218002
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Source: English Heritage
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