Thursday, 11 November 2010

The Buttercross

In the Market Place, opposite to the end of Dolphin Lane stood the Buttercross (above) a large building of an oblong shape, open below on all sides, and supporting on stone pillars, a spacious assembly room, in which most of the public business of the borough was transacted.
It was built in 1732 and the turret and the clock, with the wind dial, were added in 1745. It was demolished in 1822 and the clock was put on a building (below) that stood on the present site of Barclay's Bank.

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