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Description: Market Cross
Date Listed: 10 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165145
OS Grid Reference: SE7831603785
OS Grid Coordinates: 478316, 403785
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5249, -0.8201
SE 7803-7903 EPWORTH MARKET PLACE
20/84 Market Cross
Market cross. Medieval origins, reset in 1806. Limestone ashlar. Circular
base of 4 steps, carrying square pedestal with plinth, panelled sides and
stepped cap containing leaded socket and iron spike for former cross shaft.
Pedestal bears small C20 plaque recording that John Wesley "preached from
these steps on many occasions". An illustration of c1858 shows the cross
with a tall shaft. W Read, History of the Isle of Axholme, 1858, p 130;
Epworth Town Trail, 1984, p 5.
Listing NGR: SE7831603785
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Source: English Heritage
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