History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Market Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Wymondham, Norfolk

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.5701 / 52°34'12"N

Longitude: 1.1132 / 1°6'47"E

OS Eastings: 611070

OS Northings: 301472

OS Grid: TG110014

Mapcode National: GBR TFG.S9G

Mapcode Global: WHLSM.2NBK

Entry Name: Market Cross

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196678

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386170

Location: Wymondham, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR18

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

Civil Parish: Wymondham

Built-Up Area: Wymondham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Wymondham

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


655-1/11/106 Market Cross


Market Cross. Built after fire of 1616 in 1617-18, restored
1863, restored again 1989 by Feilden & Mawson. Timber-framed
with plaintiled roof. Open to ground floor. Octagonal. 8
hollow-chamfered stone bases support 8 sunk-quadrant and
wave-moulded vertical posts on polygonal bases. Arched braces
rise to similarly moulded bressumers and to inner radial
beams. Overhanging upper floor on knuckle braces. Main and
knuckle braces have carved foliage and rosette decoration.
From meeting point of main braces and from corners of
projecting upper floor drop square-section pendants. Radial
beams meet at octagonal centre post which drops to
triple-stepped brick plinth. Upper storey with exposed studs
and limewashed infill. Fascia boards decorated with foliage
and other devices, including the dates of construction and
restoration. Each facet with a 3-light ovolo-moulded timber
cross casement. On east face is a studded plank door hung on
bifurcated strap hinges and approached by a timber staircase
of 1989. Pyramid roof.
INTERIOR. Central polygonal post rises to support chamfered
cross trees, repeated at collar level, probably imitating
contemporary construction of post windmills. Jowled corner
posts. Staggered butt purlins below, plain butt above.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TG1107001472

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.