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Market Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Barnard Castle, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5422 / 54°32'31"N

Longitude: -1.9237 / 1°55'25"W

OS Eastings: 405032

OS Northings: 516331

OS Grid: NZ050163

Mapcode National: GBR HH0X.9J

Mapcode Global: WHB4L.F356

Entry Name: Market Cross

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Last Amended: 28 November 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201323

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388754

Location: Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Barnard Castle

Built-Up Area: Barnard Castle

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Barnard Castle with Whorlton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


BARNARD CASTLE

NZ0516SW MARKET PLACE
770-1/6/125 (South side)
24/02/50 Market Cross
(Formerly Listed as:
MARKET PLACE
(East side)
Market Cross, Cobbles surrounding
base)

GV I

Market cross or butter market. At various times also Town
Hall, court room, lock-up and fire station. Dated 1747. Built
at the expense of Thomas Breaks. Ashlar with roofs of
graduated slates. Octagonal plan.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey tower with pent arcaded shelter. Dwarf
walls, graduated to accommodate the slope of The Bank, support
Tuscan arcade with 4 columns to each side (24 in all), and
entablature supporting steep pent roof. Entrance in centre of
Market Place side to north. Within arcade, octagonal base of
tower has keyed arches with impost bands and paved central
space. Above arcade, sill band to Venetian windows with
glazing bars on north, south, east and west sides, and
round-headed niches on alternate sides. Deep eaves cornice.
Hipped roof supports high lantern with ogee dome and
weather-vane finial. Base of tower contains renewed winding
stair with newel posts. On second floor, above entrance, a
stone panel inscribed: 'THIS BUILDING WAS/ ERECTED 1747 AT/
THE EXPENSE OF/ THOMAS BREAKS, ESQ/ NATIVE OF THIS PLACE'.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: blue plaque within arcade gives history of use of
structure; C19 painted notice records that the Corn Returns
for the Town of Barnard Castle are to be made and delivered at
the Inland Revenue office, Hall Street.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: County Durham:
Harmondsworth: 1983-: 87).


Listing NGR: NZ0503216327

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