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Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen, Market Cross

Market Cross (16th Century)

Site Name Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen, Market Cross

Classification Market Cross (16th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Market Cross Of Old Aberdeen; Aberdeen, High Street, University Geography Department

Canmore ID 20183

Site Number NJ90NW 6

NGR NJ 93903 08393

NGR Description Removed from NJ 93912 08446

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 6 93903 08393 Removed from NJ 93912 08446

(NJ 9391 0846) Cross (NR) (Site of)

OS 1:500 map, (Aberdeenshire), (1901).

Not to be confused with NJ90NW 23.

The site of the market cross of Old Aberdeen, erected c 1545, which consisted of an upright stone set on a stepped base and bore an effigy of the Virgin Mary above armorial panels.

Name Book 1895; J Anderson and G F Black 1888.

The effigy was removed and the remainder of the cross dismantled and scattered, about the beginning of the 19th century.

Information from letter J T Kelman 9 July 1970

In 1880 the heraldic panels, which include the Royal arms and those of Bishops Dunbar, Stewart, and Gordon, were recovered and are now mounted on modern steps and shaft at NJ 9390 0839.

Visited by OS (JLD) 11 September 1952.

The original socket was in the Archaeological Museum, King's College, in 1888. The original site is now under a modern road.

HBD 1970.

Within the forecourt of Lecture Hall of Geography Dept. High St. [NJ 9390 0839].



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