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The Market Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.311 / 51°18'39"N

Longitude: -2.135 / 2°8'6"W

OS Eastings: 390684

OS Northings: 156888

OS Grid: ST906568

Mapcode National: GBR 1SX.M20

Mapcode Global: VH973.Y95T

Plus Code: 9C3V8V67+CX

Entry Name: The Market Cross

Listing Date: 11 September 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252579

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435509

Location: Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, BA14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Steeple Ashton

Built-Up Area: Steeple Ashton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Steeple Ashton

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

STEEPLE ASHTON HIGH STREET
ST 9056
(east side)
13/239 The Market Cross
11.9.68
GV II

Market cross on village green. 1679, restored various dates in C18
and C19. Tuscan column on stepped base, plinth square with fielded
panels and pilasters. Dates of repairs and restorations inscribed
around top of column. Block sundial on top with wrought iron
'hands' and ball finial with iron cross and crown. Also known as a
staple and it is suggested that the village may take its name from
this, although the church's former spire or steeple is more likely
to have distinguished Steeple Ashton from West Ashton.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, Wiltshire, No 251.


Listing NGR: ST9068556886

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