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Description: The Poultry Cross
Date Listed: 28 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 446674
OS Grid Reference: SU1438029956
OS Grid Coordinates: 414380, 129956
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0688, -1.7961
This building is also a scheduled monument.
1594 (North Side)
The Poultry Cross
SU 1429 NW 3/327 28.2.52.
Standing at the Junction of Minster and Silver Streets.
C14. Hexagonal open arched shelter with buttressed piers enriched with carved
and panelled pinnacles.
The arches are flat segmental shaped and moulded with drip turned up in a point
over centre rind under base of a carved and pinnacled niche.
A central stone shaft with a stone seat round at the base, is carried up through
a lead roof and originally finished with a sundial block.
Some enthusiastic stonemason of local importance and envious of a similar cross
at Chichester, added a series of flying buttresses meeting in the centre and
covering the sundial and topped with a hexagonal block with a niche on each
face, crowned with a pinnacle and cross.
All the upper addition is C19 though well done of its kind.
The cross was originally surrounded by a square of stone seats which have now
Drawings exist in the Museum showing original state. AM.
The Poultry Cross and Nos 36 to 52 (even) form a group. No 36 forms a group
with Nos 1 to 17 (odd) Minster Street qv the rear elevations of which form a
group with those of Nos 36 to 52 (even) and with St Thomas's Church,
St Thomas's Square qv.
Listing NGR: SU1438029956
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Source: English Heritage
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