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Market Cross, Lavenham

Description: Market Cross

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 276751

OS Grid Reference: TL9160549329
OS Grid Coordinates: 591605, 249329
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1091, 0.7966

Location: Prentice Street, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9QZ

Locality: Lavenham
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 9QZ

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Listing Text

Market Cross
TL 9149 50/600
Built in circa 1502 by a wealthy clothier, William Jacob. It probably
replaced the earlier timber cross. The stepped base is original but
the octagonal shaft with capital carved with fleur-de-lys and ball finial
is C18 (the shaft has the carved date 1725). The market held on this
site was licenced by the crown in 1257 and continued until its decline
in the C18. (Scheduled ancient monument).

Listing NGR: TL9160549329

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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