Monument record LMD 044 - Melford Green

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Market Cross - remains of.


Grid reference Centred TL 8653 4652 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL84NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Market Cross - remains of. Dated circa C13, destroyed 1642. Base survives: 0.8m square, 0.3m deep with socket hole circa 0.1m deep containing fragment of shaft.

(TL 86544654) Cross (NR) (Remains of) (NAT). (S1)

Remains of a market cross situated on Melford Green. It dates from the reign of King John (1199-1216) and was destroyed at the time of the rebellion of 1642. A solid block of stone, about 3 links square and about a foot high, still remains embedded in the ground. (S2)

Only the base of the cross, 0.8 m square and 0.3 m deep, remains. The socket-hole, approximately 0.1 m deep, still has a portion of the cross-shaft in it. (S3)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Map: OS. OS Map.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL84NE16.
  • <S2> Source Unchecked: 1924. RONB 1924.
  • <S3> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Mar 3 2021 1:27PM

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