Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

All our staffed properties, sites and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. In the meantime, you can access our services online. Find out more.

Airth, High Street, Market Cross

Market Cross (Period Unassigned), Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Airth, High Street, Market Cross

Classification Market Cross (Period Unassigned), Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Mercat Cross

Canmore ID 46864

Site Number NS88NE 8

NGR NS 89905 87534

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2020.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Airth
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS88NE 8 89905 87534

(NS 8990 8753) Cross (NR)

OS 6" map (1967)

The Mercat Cross stands at the NW end of Airth High Street. It consists of a stepped octagonal pedestal, an octagonal shaft with a splayed base, and a square head with a finial apparently representing an acorn. Its total height is 7'2". The SW and SE faces of the head ber shield-shaped sundials, the latter bearing the date 1697, and there are heraldic devices on the NE and NW faces, the latter also having the initials CE on the pediment. They stand for Charles, 9th Lord Elphinstone, who set up the cross.

RCAHMS 1963, visited 1955

As described.

Visited by OS (BS) 30 January 1974

Architecture Notes

NS88NE 8 89905 87534


1 Newspaper cutting - missing at time of upgrade (17.6.1999)


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions