Friday, 19 March 2010

Market Cross, Ulverston

Market Cross

Although the monument shown here is not the original market cross, the site is occupied by a war memorial, and probably therefore earns its place here. The memorial is situated at the junction of Queen Street and Daltongate, and stands where a cross dating to before 1577 once stood.

Some older maps of Ulverston show the market cross on in the middle of the market place, but we know that at some stage it was replaced with an obelisk of some sort. This was removed in 1882 and replaced with a lamp post (!)

The last known site of the cross, or its replacement obelisk, is now marked by the memorial to the two World Wars.

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