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Latitude: 51.1908 / 51°11'26"N
Longitude: -2.5467 / 2°32'48"W
OS Eastings: 361890
OS Northings: 143652
OS Grid: ST618436
Mapcode National: GBR MS.5BLY
Mapcode Global: VH8B0.TB0G
Entry Name: Market Cross
Listing Date: 20 May 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1058383
English Heritage Legacy ID: 266593
Location: Shepton Mallet, Mendip, Somerset, BA4
Civil Parish: Shepton Mallet
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST6143 SHEPTON MALLET CP MARKET PLACE (centre)
6/194 Market Cross
Market Cross. Established c1500, completely rebuilt 1841 by G.P. Manners. Dressed Doulting. Perpendicular style.
Octagonal open arcade with spirelet springing from central bench pier. 3-stage pinnacled spire with canopied niches
having cinquefoil heads, the spandrel spaces above the canopies being ornamented with foliation. Spire springs from
massive central hexagonal pier surrounded by open arcade of 6-segmental arches on pillars. Open quatrefoil parapet
around top with crocketed pinnacle at each corner and over the centre of each arch. Whole cross on cobbled plinth, with
masonary bench in 3-stages around central pier. A plaque, approximately 100mm by 700mm, attached to the central pier
has an inscription in 4 lines stating that the cross was set up in 1500 by Walter Buckland and his wife Agnes. (Pooley,
Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877).
Listing NGR: ST6189043651
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