Market Cross

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Summary[edit]

The cross was given to the town by Mr H C Richards in 1901 to commemorate the Accession of Edward VII. It was placed at the junction of Harold Road and Old London Road. When the junction was realigned (before 1974) the cross was moved a few yards south.

Inscriptions[edit]

On the west side of the plinth[1]:

TO COMMEMORATE

THE PROCLAMATION
OF THE ACCESSION OF
KING EDWARD VII
ON THIS SPOT.
ON THE 26TH JANUARY 1901
BY THE MAYOR

ALDERMAN F.A. LANGHAM J.P.

On the east side of the plinth[1]:

THIS CROSS

IS ERECTED NEAR THE
SITE OF THE OLD MARKET CROSS
BY
H.C. RICHARDS K.C.. M.P.
WHO FORMERLY RESIDED IN THIS PARISH
WITH HIS PARENTS.
FREDERICK RICHARDS. J.P.
AND
A. C. E. RICHARDS

1873 -------- 1880

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References[edit]

  1. a b Public Sculptures of Sussex Database: Object Details | Public Sculptures of Sussex Database, accessdate: 1 January 2020