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Description: The Market Cross
Date Listed: 1 March 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 167432
OS Grid Reference: TA0322239669
OS Grid Coordinates: 503222, 439669
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8430, -0.4326
BEVERLEY SATURDAY MARKET
9/311 The Market Cross
Built 1714, designed by E Shelton of Wakefield, repairs 1769. Four pairs of
coupled Roman Doric columns in stone standing on octagonal base of three steps.
Full entablature with triglyphs, guttae etc. Entablature broken over columns.
South side, four finely carved cartouches displaying the Royal Arms
(Hanoverian), and the arms of Beverley, Hotham and Warton in colour. Above
the entablature is a further cartouche which forms part of a tablet carved in
relief with trophies of arms etc. The cartouche is surmounted by a head with
head-dress containing Prince of Wales feathers (one missing at time of survey),
and contains inscription thus: 'This cross was built at the expense of Sir
Charles Hotham Bart, and Sir Michael Warton Knt. Members of Parliament for
this Corporation Anno Domini 1714. Repaired AD 1769 Wm Leake Esq, Mayor'.
Eight enriched urns by E Rushworth added in 1769 stand over the columns.
Leaded octagonal cupola roof with elaborate square glazed lantern surmounted
by an obelisk and weather vane. NMR photos.
Listing NGR: TA0322239669
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Source: English Heritage
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