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Malmesbury Market Cross, Malmesbury

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A small piece of history, Malmesbury Market Cross makes a nice stop while shopping on the High Street. Siting in the hearth of the town, this 15th-century octagonal stone structure with intricate carvings remains one of the best preserved of its kind in England. Notice the sundial, the carving of the Crucifixion, and the southeast pinnacle that differs from the rest. Nicknamed "Birdcage," this historical structure still serves as shelter and meeting point. Cafes, pubs, and restaurants can be found within a stone's throw. Work out when and for how long to visit Malmesbury Market Cross and other Malmesbury attractions using our handy Malmesbury day trip planner.
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  • Malmesbury has a very unique market cross that is covered. It is well worth visiting and near the Abbey and the Aethelstan Museum. 
    Malmesbury has a very unique market cross that is covered. It is well worth visiting and near the Abbey and the Aethelstan Museum.  more »
  • This actually presents itself as under whelming but when you consider what it represents, it is remarkable. Built in 1490 it is an octagon with 8 open arches with a relief of the cruxification and... 
    This actually presents itself as under whelming but when you consider what it represents, it is remarkable. Built in 1490 it is an octagon with 8 open arches with a relief of the cruxification and...  more »

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