Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Market Cross, Austwick

Market Cross
Near Settle
North Yorkshire

Austwick lies just off the A65 North West of Settle. The medieval market cross can be found on a small grassed area at the junction of Main Street and Graystonber Lane.

Above. The church of the Epiphany provides the cross with a handsome backdrop.

It is thought that the three step plinth and the stone with the square cut socket may date from the 15th century. The shaft with the ball finial dates from sometime in the 1830's.

The shaft and the ball finial are very similar to those at Kirkby Lonsdale and Milnthorpe.

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