One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A stone cross situated in the marketplace of a British town.
- ‘The green west of the church was then the market place, and the market cross, standing on five steps, is a rare survival.’
- ‘About 40 commercial stalls will line the street from the market cross, and will sell a broad range of goods.’
- ‘The TV version of Skeldale House is just over from the market cross, pump and bull-baiting ring.’
- ‘Beyond the defensive perimeters of many castles the vestiges of medieval market places can still be found, often with market crosses.’
- ‘The market cross seemed made of rose quartz in the new light; even the gutter down the middle of the street flowed with what seemed liquid gold.’
- ‘Perhaps significant, the market cross, the place where buyer and seller came together to finalize a deal with a handshake, where the abstract became humanized, still remains.’
- ‘He also endowed the town with almshouses, a new Grammar School and market cross.’
- ‘She added that a market cross was another feature of the park which could be enhanced.’
- ‘The pilgrimage procession sets out from in front of St John's church, proceeds down the High Street, past the market cross and into the Abbey.’
- ‘In the grounds of the grammar school is the old market cross and one of the medieval wells.’
- ‘I finally cornered the Bishop in Newent, a delightful little place with an ancient market cross, a couple of family butchers and a cake shop called Daffodil.’
- ‘The ‘Butter Cross’ is one of the strangest little market crosses I've ever seen.’
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