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GRAND OLD MARKET CROSSES OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY AT CHICHESTER AND MALMESBURY

GRAND OLD MARKET CROSSES OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY AT CHICHESTER AND MALMESBURY

From whichever direction we reach Chichester the market cross (left) is so placed that it forms the culminating point of our view. It was built about the first years of the sixteenth century by Bishop Storey, and though considerably altered remains the same in general effect. The chief difference that time has made lies in the substitution of a little belfry of wood for the original top finial. The design of the cross as a whole, too, received little attention when the four sides were covered by so many clock faces in the year 1724. This was done at the charges of Dame Elizabeth Farringdon as "an hourly memento of her goodwill to the city." Malmesbury (right) shares with Chichester the honour of having one of the canopied market crosses in England.

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