Alnwick Market Cross
Landmark Alnwick Northumberland

Alnwick Market Cross

Landmark In Alnwick, Northumberland

An 18th century market cross that would have been used for proclamations.

The Market Cross in Alnwick sits right in the heart of the town centre and was once a place where public proclamations were made, such as announcing new monarchs. It was also a popular meeting place for the townsfolk and still is, as it took us about 5 visits before we got a photo without people sitting on it!

The specific date of construction for the cross is not precisely known, but it is believed to have been built in the 18th century. Historical records suggest that it existed before 1731, as it is mentioned in a description of the town from that period.

The actual cross head was replaced in the 19th century.

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55.413392, -1.706884

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Where To Park For Alnwick Market Cross?

Plenty of parking throughout the town.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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