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Market Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alston, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8126 / 54°48'45"N

Longitude: -2.439 / 2°26'20"W

OS Eastings: 371886

OS Northings: 546501

OS Grid: NY718465

Mapcode National: GBR CDDS.RM

Mapcode Global: WH91V.H9TG

Entry Name: Market Cross

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325968

English Heritage Legacy ID: 73131

Location: Alston Moor, Eden, Cumbria, CA9

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Alston Moor

Built-Up Area: Alston

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Alston Moor

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NY 7146 ALSTON MOOR MARKET PLACE, ALSTON

24/71 Market Cross
25.9.51
G.V. II*

Market Cross. First erected 1764, rebuilt 1883; knocked down and re-erected in
1970 and again in 1981. Panel with original inscription now in Parish Church:
"This Market Cross was erected by The Right Honourable SR WILLIAM STEPHENSON Kn
born at Cross Lands in this Parish and elected LORD MAYOR OF LONDON 1764."
Square plan. Block plinths, with stop chamfers and moulded bases, carry 8 (3
per side) monolithic columns with bell caps supporting pyramidal, graduated
stone flag roof which has C20 lantern at apex. 3 steps up to original
cross-site where replacement stone shaft carries central crown post.
Inscriptions on shaft detail history of structure.


Listing NGR: NY7188646501

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

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