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Latitude: 52.5701 / 52°34'12"N
Longitude: 1.1132 / 1°6'47"E
OS Eastings: 611070
OS Northings: 301472
OS Grid: TG110014
Mapcode National: GBR TFG.S9G
Mapcode Global: WHLSM.2NBK
Entry Name: Market Cross
Listing Date: 29 December 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1196678
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386170
Location: Wymondham, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR18
District: South Norfolk
Civil Parish: Wymondham
Built-Up Area: Wymondham
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Wymondham
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TF1101 MARKET PLACE
655-1/11/106 Market Cross
Market Cross. Built after fire of 1616 in 1617-18, restored
1863, restored again 1989 by Feilden & Mawson. Timber-framed
with plaintiled roof. Open to ground floor. Octagonal. 8
hollow-chamfered stone bases support 8 sunk-quadrant and
wave-moulded vertical posts on polygonal bases. Arched braces
rise to similarly moulded bressumers and to inner radial
beams. Overhanging upper floor on knuckle braces. Main and
knuckle braces have carved foliage and rosette decoration.
From meeting point of main braces and from corners of
projecting upper floor drop square-section pendants. Radial
beams meet at octagonal centre post which drops to
triple-stepped brick plinth. Upper storey with exposed studs
and limewashed infill. Fascia boards decorated with foliage
and other devices, including the dates of construction and
restoration. Each facet with a 3-light ovolo-moulded timber
cross casement. On east face is a studded plank door hung on
bifurcated strap hinges and approached by a timber staircase
of 1989. Pyramid roof.
INTERIOR. Central polygonal post rises to support chamfered
cross trees, repeated at collar level, probably imitating
contemporary construction of post windmills. Jowled corner
posts. Staggered butt purlins below, plain butt above.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: TG1107001472
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