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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Malmesbury Market Cross

A market cross is a structure which marks a market square in market towns. Market crosses can be found in most market towns in Britain including the market cross in Malmesbury (see below).

Malmesbury's market cross is in the centre of the town. Malmesbury's market cross was built in 1490 AD. Malmesbury's market cross is an elaborately carved octagonal structure, and it is recognised as one of the best preserved in England.

Malmesbury Market Cross

Visitors to the market cross in Malmesbury may also want to view the nearby Malmesbury Abbey and King Athelstan's tomb which is to be found inside the abbey.

Malmesbury Market Cross Map

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