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Latitude: 51.0539 / 51°3'14"N
Longitude: -2.7282 / 2°43'41"W
OS Eastings: 349058
OS Northings: 128539
OS Grid: ST490285
Mapcode National: GBR MK.FSRW
Mapcode Global: FRA 565B.GZ3
Entry Name: The Market Cross
Listing Date: 17 April 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1177350
English Heritage Legacy ID: 262965
Location: Somerton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Somerton
Built-Up Area: Somerton (South Somerset)
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST49NW SOMERTON CP MARKET PLACE
9/159 The Market Cross
Market Cross. Rebuilt 1673, with repairs in 1925, 1950 and 1983. Local lias stone cut and squared, with Ham stone
dressings; multi-hipped conoid stone slate roof with stone ball finial surmounted by metal cross. Octagonal plan.
Keinton stone slab base, up one step; central octagonal shaft with 3 step base and top corbelled to support roof
timbers; to outer face each bay a segmental voussoired arch with lias imposts and Ham keystone, with angled offset
buttresses each corner to impost height; above, a string course with corner gargoyles and battlemented parapet. Most
important element in street scene. There has been a cross on this site since at least 1390: this cross owned by Lord
Ilchester was sold to the town in 1916. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 18). (VCH, Volume III, 1974;
Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877).
Listing NGR: ST4906128538
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