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1 Saltmarket, Glasgow Cross the Mercat Cross

A Category B Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8565 / 55°51'23"N

Longitude: -4.2435 / 4°14'36"W

OS Eastings: 259665

OS Northings: 664866

OS Grid: NS596648

Mapcode National: GBR 0NN.VB

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.S2G5

Entry Name: 1 Saltmarket, Glasgow Cross the Mercat Cross

Listing Date: 16 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377928

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33856

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Edith Burnet Hughes, 1930. Mercat cross, design a variant of crosses such as Edinburgh or Prestonpans. Octagonal balustraded base with tall shaft supporting Unicorn, stone-built monument in 17th century Scots style. Rock-faced base containing small chamber, roll-moulded doorway to E, small roll-moulded windows. Polished ashlar basecourse and dressings, small-paned windows, dummy gunholes. Heavily corbelled and machicolated parapet with balustrade. Slim octagonal stone shaft surmounted by unicron sedant with shield.

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