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Market Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266593

Location: Shepton Mallet, Mendip, Somerset, BA4

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Shepton Mallet

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST6143 SHEPTON MALLET CP MARKET PLACE (centre)

6/194 Market Cross

20.5.52

- II*

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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