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Market Cross, High Street, Rothesay, Bute

A Category C Listed Building in Rothesay, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.8359 / 55°50'9"N

Longitude: -5.0543 / 5°3'15"W

OS Eastings: 208826

OS Northings: 664522

OS Grid: NS088645

Mapcode National: GBR FFW9.5KX

Mapcode Global: WH1LM.BKDY

Plus Code: 9C7PRWPW+97

Entry Name: Market Cross, High Street, Rothesay, Bute

Listing Name: Market Cross, High Street

Listing Date: 2 April 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 386393

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB40458

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200386393

Location: Rothesay

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Rothesay

Electoral Ward: Isle of Bute

Traditional County: Buteshire

Tagged with: Market cross

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20th century. Red sandstone ashlar on base comprising 7 octagonal ashlar steps.

Statement of Interest

Replaces the medieval cross that originally stood at the junction between the High Street and Castle Street (shown on Wood's map, 1825).

Rothesay is one of Scotland's premier seaside resorts, developed primarily during the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and incorporates an earlier medieval settlement. The town retains a wide range of buildings characteristic of its development as a high status 19th century holiday resort, including a range of fine villas, a Victorian pier and promenade.

The history and development of Rothesay is defined by two major phases. The development of the medieval town, centred on Rothesay Castle, and the later 19th and early 20th century development of the town as a seaside resort. Buildings from this later development, reflect the wealth of the town during its heyday as a tourist destination, and include a range of domestic and commercial architecture of a scale sometimes found in larger burghs. Both the 19th and early 20th century growth of the town, with a particular flourish during the inter-war period, included areas of reclaimed foreshore, particularly along the coast to the east of the town and around the pier and pleasure gardens.

(List description revised as part of Rothesay listing review 2010-11).

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