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Coldingham, The Square, Market Cross

Market Cross (19th Century)

Site Name Coldingham, The Square, Market Cross

Classification Market Cross (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Crossgait; Crossgate

Canmore ID 60159

Site Number NT96NW 25

NGR NT 90236 65974

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Coldingham
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT96NW 25 90239 65971.

(NT 9024 6597) Cross (NAT)

OS 25" map, (1968).

Coldingham Market Cross comprises a classical column, topped by a square stone block carved with the crest of the Earl of Home, by whom it was erected in 1815. An iron-shaped terminal crowns the whole.

A Thomson 1908.

It may occupy the site of the ancient market cross, where, in 1589, a proclamation was made. Also, mentions of a cross at Crossgate or Crossgait, marking the limits of sanctuary associated with Coldingham Priory, may be alluding to this cross.

J W Small 1900.


Sbc Note

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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