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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MARKET CROSS

List entry Number: 1058383

Location

MARKET CROSS, MARKET PLACE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityShepton Mallet

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-May-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266593

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

ST6143 SHEPTON MALLET CP MARKET PLACE (centre)

6/194 Market Cross

20.5.52

- II*

Market Cross. Established c1500, completely rebuilt 1841 by G.P. Manners. Dressed Doulting. Perpendicular style. Octagonal open arcade with spirelet springing from central bench pier. 3-stage pinnacled spire with canopied niches having cinquefoil heads, the spandrel spaces above the canopies being ornamented with foliation. Spire springs from massive central hexagonal pier surrounded by open arcade of 6-segmental arches on pillars. Open quatrefoil parapet around top with crocketed pinnacle at each corner and over the centre of each arch. Whole cross on cobbled plinth, with masonary bench in 3-stages around central pier. A plaque, approximately 100mm by 700mm, attached to the central pier has an inscription in 4 lines stating that the cross was set up in 1500 by Walter Buckland and his wife Agnes. (Pooley, Old Crosses of Somerset, 1877).

Listing NGR: ST6189043651

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Pooley, C - Title: An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Old Stone Crosses of Somerset - Date: 1877

National Grid Reference: ST 61890 43652

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