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The Market Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.843 / 53°50'34"N

Longitude: -0.4326 / 0°25'57"W

OS Eastings: 503222

OS Northings: 439669

OS Grid: TA032396

Mapcode National: GBR TSF0.44

Mapcode Global: WHGF4.BN7Q

Entry Name: The Market Cross

Listing Date: 1 March 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 167432

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Beverley

Built-Up Area: Beverley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Beverley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

BEVERLEY SATURDAY MARKET
TA 0339

9/311 The Market Cross

1.3.50

GV I

Built 1714, designed by E Shelton of Wakefield, repairs 1769. Four pairs of
coupled Roman Doric columns in stone standing on octagonal base of three steps.
Full entablature with triglyphs, guttae etc. Entablature broken over columns.
South side, four finely carved cartouches displaying the Royal Arms
(Hanoverian), and the arms of Beverley, Hotham and Warton in colour. Above
the entablature is a further cartouche which forms part of a tablet carved in
relief with trophies of arms etc. The cartouche is surmounted by a head with
head-dress containing Prince of Wales feathers (one missing at time of survey),
and contains inscription thus: 'This cross was built at the expense of Sir
Charles Hotham Bart, and Sir Michael Warton Knt. Members of Parliament for
this Corporation Anno Domini 1714. Repaired AD 1769 Wm Leake Esq, Mayor'.
Eight enriched urns by E Rushworth added in 1769 stand over the columns.
Leaded octagonal cupola roof with elaborate square glazed lantern surmounted
by an obelisk and weather vane. NMR photos.


Listing NGR: TA0322239669

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