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TitleOfWork: Wheat Cross
DescriptionOfPhoto: Illustration from Sheardown, W. (1872) The Marts and Markets, at Doncaster.. (see below)
DateOfCreation: 1679
Dimensions: c. 2.2m
Medium: stone
Location: Market Place, Corn Exchange
AtoZReference: p.32 6D
Postcode: DN1 1NG
Street: Market Place
TownOrVillage: Doncaster
AreaInTown: Market
MetropolitanBorough: Doncaster
Photographer: -
ImageCopyright: Doncaster Library & Information Services
AccessionNumber: d086xi
History: The Wheat Cross, a round stone column, surmounted by a ball and set on a circular flagged base was erected in 1679 [6] Both this and the nearby Butter Cross were demolished by 1846 to make space for the complex of Market Buildings now on the site.

Illustration: This image is reproduced by kind permission of Doncaster Library and Information Services.

References [1] Sheardown, W. (1872) The Marts and Markets, at Doncaster: Their Rise and Progress and Sources of Supply. p. 43. The Doncaster Gazette. Facsimile reprint 1979. Doncaster Library Service.

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