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Market Cross, Burnett Park

A Category B Listed Building in Banchory, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0556 / 57°3'20"N

Longitude: -2.5204 / 2°31'13"W

OS Eastings: 368530

OS Northings: 796176

OS Grid: NO685961

Mapcode National: GBR X1.SRCD

Mapcode Global: WH8PS.8X1H

Plus Code: 9C9V3F4H+6R

Entry Name: Market Cross, Burnett Park

Listing Date: 18 August 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357306

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21870

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200357306

Location: Banchory

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banchory

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Probably 17th century market cross. Carved from a single piece of stone this cross comprises an octagonal stone shaft (7feet and 6inchs high) and a square head.

Statement of Interest

Market (or mercat) crosses are stone monuments that were erected to symbolise that a settlement had the right to hold markets. It would serve as the focal point of the settlement and as well as markets, other events took place at these monuments, such as the public proclamation (announcement) of news such as the birth of a new member of the royal family or the results of an election. It was also the place where criminals were punished.

Many market crosses have been moved. This market cross stood near Cobbleheugh (now the site of Banchory Lodge Hotel). A weekly Fair was held there and on the 12th of June each year a public holiday marked a Special Fair dedicated to Saint Ternan. The cross was relocated to Silverbank (near the Banchory Woollen Mill) and then to Burnett Park. It was moved to the south of Banchory Ternan East Church in 1975.

Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2017. Previously listed as 'Market Cross, Burnett Park'.

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