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Wester Pencaitland Mercat Cross

A Category B Listed Building in Pencaitland, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.91 / 55°54'35"N

Longitude: -2.8959 / 2°53'45"W

OS Eastings: 344094

OS Northings: 668902

OS Grid: NT440689

Mapcode National: GBR 8063.V9

Mapcode Global: WH7V2.HQ76

Entry Name: Wester Pencaitland Mercat Cross

Listing Date: 13 May 1991

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353160

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18944

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Pencaitland

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Probably late 17th century. Market cross sited by road

junction, comprised of tapering octagonal shaft bearing cubical sundial with copper gnomon; set on square pedestal of much-weathered ashlar and base of 5 shallow steps.

Statement of Interest

Steps formerly enclosed by railings.17th century date suggested because Pencaitland became a burgh of barony in 1695.

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