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Market Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8228 / 52°49'22"N

Longitude: -1.4283 / 1°25'41"W

OS Eastings: 438621

OS Northings: 325185

OS Grid: SK386251

Mapcode National: GBR 6G8.5NY

Mapcode Global: WHDHF.194S

Plus Code: 9C4WRHFC+4M

Entry Name: Market Cross

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204824

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83122

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Melbourne

Built-Up Area: Melbourne

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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6/138 (South Side)
Market Cross
Market cross. 1889 by James Wright with alterations, dated
1953, restored 1977. Ashlar and timber with hipped plain tile
roof. Large central stone pier has moulded base with wooden
bench attached, all round. Above there are blind C12 style
semi-circular headed niches to all except the south side, with
scalloped capitals, nookshafts and moulded arches, plus
continuous impost band and hoodmoulds. West side has the
inscription 'Erected 1889' within the niche and the north side
has an inset brass plaque recording the fact that the monument
was erected by public subscription to celebrate Victoria's
Jubilee. Beneath this is a short history of Melbourne. The
south side has another brass plaque recording that the timber
shelter was erected in 1953 and that the monument and shelter
were restored in 1977. Above the arches there is a wide moulded
cornice and above again is an octagonal stone spire with a lamp
to the top. Attached to the top of the cornice, a wide timber
shelter has been erected with three large posts to each side.

Listing NGR: SK3862125185

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