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The Round House and Base of Medieval Market Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Launceston, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6421 / 50°38'31"N

Longitude: -4.3658 / 4°21'56"W

OS Eastings: 232820

OS Northings: 85165

OS Grid: SX328851

Mapcode National: GBR NL.8SJ4

Mapcode Global: FRA 17RC.T3X

Entry Name: The Round House and Base of Medieval Market Cross

Listing Date: 13 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195995

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370041

Location: Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Launceston

Built-Up Area: Launceston

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Launceston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


LAUNCESTON

SX3285 NEWPORT SQUARE
660-1/3/104 (South side)
13/09/72 The Round House and base of Medieval
Market Cross

GV II

Market house and preaching cross. Medieval cross base; 1829
market house built for the Duke of Northumberland. Granite
plinth, otherwise stuccoed brick with buttressed angles and
moulded cornice to embattled parapet; conical slate roof with
tall weather vane. Octagonal plan. Gothic style. Single
storey; 4 open bays with 2-centred-arched openings. Shaft of
cross is short dressed granite monolith. It is from this cross
that former Members of Parliament were proposed when Newport
was a separate Parliamentary Borough.


Listing NGR: SX3282085165

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