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The Poultry Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0688 / 51°4'7"N

Longitude: -1.7961 / 1°47'46"W

OS Eastings: 414380

OS Northings: 129956

OS Grid: SU143299

Mapcode National: GBR 517.W5Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 7649.62V

Plus Code: 9C3W3693+GG

Entry Name: The Poultry Cross

Listing Date: 28 February 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446674

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Salisbury

Built-Up Area: Salisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Salisbury St Thomas and St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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1594 (North Side)
The Poultry Cross
SU 1429 NW 3/327 28.2.52.
Standing at the Junction of Minster and Silver Streets.
C14. Hexagonal open arched shelter with buttressed piers enriched with carved
and panelled pinnacles.
The arches are flat segmental shaped and moulded with drip turned up in a point
over centre rind under base of a carved and pinnacled niche.
A central stone shaft with a stone seat round at the base, is carried up through
a lead roof and originally finished with a sundial block.
Some enthusiastic stonemason of local importance and envious of a similar cross
at Chichester, added a series of flying buttresses meeting in the centre and
covering the sundial and topped with a hexagonal block with a niche on each
face, crowned with a pinnacle and cross.
All the upper addition is C19 though well done of its kind.
The cross was originally surrounded by a square of stone seats which have now
been removed.
Drawings exist in the Museum showing original state. AM.

The Poultry Cross and Nos 36 to 52 (even) form a group. No 36 forms a group
with Nos 1 to 17 (odd) Minster Street qv the rear elevations of which form a
group with those of Nos 36 to 52 (even) and with St Thomas's Church,
St Thomas's Square qv.

Listing NGR: SU1438029956

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