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List number: 1297369
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Market Cross, Carlisle


The Market Cross in Carlisle was built in 1682 on the site of a previous medieval cross. It is inscribed "JOSEPH REED MAYOR 1682" and features sundials, topped by a Lion sitting holding a scroll with the city arms. The monument is Grade I listed. The monument was restored in 2009. A 6 week restoration programme was underatken by Carlisle City Council, with specialist help from St Astier and English Heritage. It was celebrated with a reading of the 1352 proclamation in which Edward III granted Carlisle the right to hold an annual fair in August.

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Carlisle Market Cross

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Carlisle Market Cross

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The base of Carlisle Cross

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Carlisle Market Cross

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Market Cross, Carlisle

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MARKET CROSS - Carlisle - List Entry
- "Also known as: Carlisle Cross. Market cross. Dated and inscribed JOSEPH REED MAYOR 1682 (the date twice)(on site of earlier medieval market cross). Calciferous sandstone ashlar, partly stuccoed and ...

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Carlisle's historic Market Cross full of cracks
- News and Star, 13th July 2009. "Serioous cracks have been found in Carlisle’s Market Cross, which dates from 1682. City council staff carrying out a facelift discovered damage to ...

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