‘The Market Cross’ is a composite of two high cross fragments. The top half is a ringed head (H 1.1m, Wth 1.2m) of sandstone, of mid-12th-C date. It bears a figure of Christ crucified on one face and that of a bishop, flanked by two pairs of small figures, on the other, all in high relief. There are also a number of figures on the ends of the arms, while the undersides of the arms and ring are decorated with interlace and a chequer pattern. The head sprang from a rectangular shaft (L 0.35, Wth 0.25m) and it is crowned by a tenon (H 0.05m). (Harbison 1992, 175-6, no. 217)
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