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Monument Number 306586

Hob Uid: 306586
Location :
Staffordshire
Lichfield
Lichfield
Grid Ref : SK1176009570
Summary : The original market cross was destroyed in the Civil War and replaced, circa 1652, by a small brick market house. This, together with the guard house within it, was taken down in 1785, and the present stone building erected by the corporation. Demolished after 1806.
More information : (SK 11740956) "There was of old tyme a fayre old crosse
environ'd with steppes in the Market place of Lichefield. Denton,
Dene of Lichfield, invironyd this crosse of late tyme with
eight fayre arches of stone, makynge a round vault over them fore
pore market folks to stand dry in". (1)

The original cross was destroyed in the Civil War and replaced, circa
1652, by a small brick market house. This, together with the guard
House within it, was taken down in 1785, and the present stone
building erected by the corporation. (Denton was Dean of
Lichfield AD 1518 (Chronicon Lichfeldensis). (2)

(SK 11760957) Market Hall shown and described. (3)

No trace of the cross or later Hall remains. (4)

More information on the site can be found here. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Leland's Itin 1535-43 2 1908 100 (L T Smith)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : "Hist and Ants of Lichfield 1806 454-5 illust (T Harwood)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Plan of the Parish of St Mary (early 19th century) Lichfield Pub Lib
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 WW 05-MAY-58
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Source : A history of the county of Stafford, volume 14 : Lichfield
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Page(s) : 109-131
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Vol(s) : 14

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Market Cross, Market House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Dstroyed in Civil War
Monument End Date : 1649
Monument Start Date : 1642
Monument Type : Market House, Market Cross
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extant 1652-1785
Monument End Date : 1785
Monument Start Date : 1652
Monument Type : Market House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extant 1806
Monument End Date : 1806
Monument Start Date : 1806
Monument Type : Market House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 10 NW 26
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 10 NW 26
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1958-05-05
End Date : 1958-05-05