Market Cross, Butter Market, Mountsorrel (Ancient Monument)
|Date Listed||Fri 12th July, 1996|
|Category||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Address||Market Cross Butter Market, Mountsorrel Mountsorrel|
|LBS||Monument Number 98|
|Ward||Quorn & Mountsorrel Castle|
The monument includes the market cross, a rotunda located on the south side of Market Place in the town of Mountsorrel. The cross which is Listed Grade II takes the form of a small open sided peristyle structure surmounted by a finial and is principally late l8th century in date. The cross stands on a slightly raised circular platform which is approximately 6.5m in diameter and has a stone flagged floor. The entablature and roof are supported by eight Doric columns which stand on stone pads. These columns consist of sandstone blocks and have been strengthened in places with iron tie bands. The domed roof is cased in lead with a plastered interior and is surmounted by a stone vase shaped finial.
The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.