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©  Mike Bedingfield LRPS

IoE Number: 266593
Location: MARKET CROSS, MARKET PLACE (centre of)
  SHEPTON MALLET, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mike Bedingfield LRPS
Date Photographed: 15 May 2003
Date listed: 20 May 1952
Date of last amendment: 20 May 1952
Grade II*

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ST6143SHEPTON MALLET CPMARKET PLACE (centre)6/194Market Cross20.5.52

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).

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