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The Market Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Mildenhall, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3433 / 52°20'36"N

Longitude: 0.5099 / 0°30'35"E

OS Eastings: 571069

OS Northings: 274660

OS Grid: TL710746

Mapcode National: GBR PB7.3Q9

Mapcode Global: VHJG5.SCDF

Entry Name: The Market Cross

Listing Date: 7 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351326

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275869

Location: Mildenhall, Forest Heath, Suffolk, IP28

County: Suffolk

District: Forest Heath

Civil Parish: Mildenhall

Built-Up Area: Mildenhall

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Mildenhall

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


12/60 The Market Cross

Market cross, C15. Hexagonal plan. Open, single-storey. Timber-framed.
Leaded pyramid roof; a lead sheet has the date 1681 and initials R.C. and W.M.
impressed upon it. Central wooden spike finial with iron weathervane. Each of
6 rib-moulded corner posts has hewn moulded pilasters supporting arch-bracing
on 4 sides. The arch-bracing supports a tie-beam spanning between each post.
Further tie-beams radiate from the centre of the structure, cantilevered over
the post at each corner. A central pillar on the main tie-beam supports the
roof apex, where principal rafters from each corner converge. At the eaves is
a moulded fascia, with a moulded drop-finial at each corner, arch-braced up to
the fascia. Apart from some replacement roof-members, the structure is
weathered but original. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TL7106974660

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