Record Details

NHER Number:2694
Type of record:Building
Name:Butter Market Cross


This market cross was built in 1781 to 1783 for the Earl of Orford, probably by James Wyatt. The building itself is a rotunda of unfluted Doric columns surmounted by a figure of Ceres.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8195 0891
Map Sheet:TF80NW

Full description

Market Cross 1783. Tuscan columns support domed roof with figure of Ceres.
E. Rose (NAU).

Press cuttings (S1), Ancient Monument (S2) details in file.
Specifications for repair (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • MARKET CROSS (Post Medieval to Modern - 1781 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling Record: Corbishley, M.. 1983. AM107.
---Serial: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B.. 1989. The Buildings of England. Norfolk 2: North-West and South..
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. A town where history and innovation go hand in hand.. 2 February.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Councils row over ownership of Buttercross.. 12 December.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Problems revealed at town landmark.. 5 January.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1999. Towering division.. 9 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. They can't believe it's not Buttercross cash - £37,000 U-turn.. 17 March.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. The butter melters.. 28 April.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Ceres gets a wash and brush-up.. 25 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Swaffham.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984. Safe for 500 years.. 28 April.
<S2>Scheduling Record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Malcolm Whittley and Associates. 1998. Specification of Building Works for Refurbishment to The Buttercross, Market Place, Swaffham, Norfolk.

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