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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Base and Shaft of Market Cross

Summary

Type Cross

     The market cross consists of five steep octagonal steps leading to the remains of a square-sectioned fluted shaft.
         

Inscriptions

On a plaque on the cross base: THE BUTTER CROSS/ THE MARKET OR "BUTTER" CROSS, OF WHICH THIS IS THE SHAFT AND BASE,/ WAS ORIGINALLY SET UP IN C.1280 IN MEMORY OF ROGER DE PVELESDON/ AND HENCE IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE "PULESTON CROSS"./ IT WAS PROBABLY MUTILATED DURING THE CIVIL WAR./ THE CROSS IS PROTECTED AS A MONUMENT OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE/ UNDER THE ANCIENT MONUMENTS ACT 1913-1953

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None Artist

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Shaft Sandstone Overall 500cm high approx
Base Sandstone None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
SAtwNExx002 BM
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Bird guano
  • Biological growth
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
Road High Street
Precise location None
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1280
Unveiling details c.1280
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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