SD7109 : Bolton Market Cross, Churchgate

taken 3 years ago, near to Bolton, Great Britain

Bolton Market Cross, Churchgate
Bolton Market Cross, Churchgate
Churchgate leads from Deansgate down to St Peter's Church SD7209 : Parish Church of St Peter.

The Market Cross is at the entrance to Churchgate, close to the spot where James Stanley, the Earl of Derby was executed after the Civil War. Bolton was granted the charter to hold a market in 1251; it was held here on Mondays until it became too large, when it moved to Market (now Victoria) Square in 1824.

According to the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association LinkExternal link "Scholes' History of Bolton dates the first Churchgate cross to 1482. According to Taylor, this structure was probably replaced by an Elizabethan or Jacobean cross which survived until 1776 when it was removed as an obstruction to the markets. John Wesley preached from this cross in 1748. The current structure was presented to the town by Liberal MP George Harwood in 1909 and was welcomed in a town which was "none too full of monuments and statues", and "somewhat lacking in these interesting memorials of the town." It has four plaques which record significant events in the town's history."

SD7109 : Plaque on the Market Cross (1).
SD7109 : Plaque on the Market Cross (2).
SD7109 : Plaque on the Market Cross (3).
SD7109 : Plaque on the Market Cross (4).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Person (from Tags)
James Stanley  Earl of Derby  John Wesley  George Harwood 
Date (from Tags)
1251  1824  1482  1776  1748  1909 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7187 0930 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.7720N 2:25.5799W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7182 0931
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Parish Church  Market Cross 

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