Ormiston, Main Street, Market Cross

Market Cross

Site Name Ormiston, Main Street, Market Cross

Classification Market Cross

Alternative Name(s) Mercat Cross

Canmore ID 54699

Site Number NT46NW 1

NGR NT 41418 69277

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Ormiston
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT46NW 1 41418 69277

(NT 41418 69277) Cross (NR)

OS 6" map, (1970).

Ormiston market cross is a fine 15th century cross. Its square shaft, which is surmounted by a Latin cross, bears a sculptured shield of arms, the device on which is now defaced. It stands on a modern base.

V G Childe and W D Simpson 1954; J W Small 1900.

No change to previous information.

Visited by OS(BS) 21 October 1975.

This 15th century cross may have been connected with a chapel that stood athwart the present High Street, and made over for a new role when the village of Ormiston was built by John Cockburn - about 1735. (cf NT 46 NW(M) 5.)

C McWilliam 1978.


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