SP1566 : Henley-in-Arden Market Cross

taken 7 years ago, near to Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Henley-in-Arden Market Cross
Henley-in-Arden Market Cross
Henley-in-Arden's 15th century Market Cross was erected close to the area once occupied by the town's Market Hall.

The cross is composed of local stone but only the raised base of three steps and the shaft are left. Originally the cross had a four-sided head and was covered with a shed attached to the Old Market Hall during the 17th century. This was pulled down in 1793. The head of the cross deteriorated and was lost in about 1894.

The site of the cross is still a focal point for the town, where important announcements are made and ceremonies enacted.

For more information about Henley-in-Arden and its history, see the Parish Council web site LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

The building behind the cross in this photograph is Lloyds TSB. To the right is High Street and to the left, Back Lane.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1512 6612 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.5804N 1:46.7839W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1511 6610
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Fifteenth Century  Market Cross  High Street  15th Century 

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