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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
Plus Code: 9C7QVQ44+JH
Entry Name: Mercat Cross, Glasgow Cross, 1 Saltmarket, Glasgow
Listing Name: 1 Saltmarket, Glasgow Cross the Mercat Cross
Listing Date: 16 March 1993
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377928
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33856
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Calton
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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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