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Coldingham, School Road, Market Cross

A Category A Listed Building in Coldingham, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8868 / 55°53'12"N

Longitude: -2.1577 / 2°9'27"W

OS Eastings: 390236

OS Northings: 665974

OS Grid: NT902659

Mapcode National: GBR F0CC.NL

Mapcode Global: WH9XW.T9QF

Entry Name: Coldingham, School Road, Market Cross

Listing Date: 9 June 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335304

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4094

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Coldingham

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Dated 1815. Cream sandstone. Classical market cross comprising 3-stage, stepped circular-plan base beneath square-plan pedestal with splayed base and moulded cornice (inscription on N face; date on E face). Tapering shaft with moulded base and capital; surmounting square-plan abacus supporting circular-plan moulding and square block with carved crest to N face; sundials to E, S and W; urn-shaped finial.

Statement of Interest

Noted in the OS Name Book as "...a modern erection...supposed to occupy the site of the ancient cross." A late but good example of a market cross, prominently set in the centre of Coldingham. The carving on the N face of the square block is the crest of the Earl of Home. The inscription on the N face of the pedestal reads 'Erected by the Right Honourable Alexander, Earl of Home, Lord Dunglass and Coldingham.'

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