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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
Plus Code: 9C7VVRPR+PW
Entry Name: Market Cross, The Square, Coldingham
Listing Name: Coldingham, School Road, Market Cross
Listing Date: 9 June 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335304
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4094
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
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.
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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