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.
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 or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.More Places from Simon
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