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Market Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Lavenham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1091 / 52°6'32"N

Longitude: 0.7966 / 0°47'47"E

OS Eastings: 591603

OS Northings: 249330

OS Grid: TL916493

Mapcode National: GBR RHZ.Q7G

Mapcode Global: VHKDY.R8H0

Entry Name: Market Cross

Listing Date: 23 January 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037179

English Heritage Legacy ID: 276751

Location: Lavenham, Babergh, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Lavenham

Built-Up Area: Lavenham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Lavenham St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Market Cross
TL 9149 50/600
Built in circa 1502 by a wealthy clothier, William Jacob. It probably
replaced the earlier timber cross. The stepped base is original but
the octagonal shaft with capital carved with fleur-de-lys and ball finial
is C18 (the shaft has the carved date 1725). The market held on this
site was licenced by the crown in 1257 and continued until its decline
in the C18. (Scheduled ancient monument).

Listing NGR: TL9160349330

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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