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|TitleOfWork:||Buttercross paving design|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||general view - with Market Hall on right|
|Location:||At the corner of Baxter Gate and Market Place|
|Description: Design in coloured paving.
Commission: Part of Phase 1 of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council 'Quality Streets Project'. Commissioned through the Environmental Arts programme to commemorate the site of the Butter Cross. The paving design gives a plan view of the cross. It was designed between February and May of 1990 and installed between July and September of the same year. Design and implementation costs were £9,250. The project was part-financed by the European Community and by the Government's Challenge Fund through the Single Regeneration Budget.
Comment: The old Butter Cross was erected in 1756  and demolished in 1846, along with the Town Hall and other houses in this area. The Market Hall (1849) and Corn Exchange (1873) were subsequently erected in this space.
References:  Sheardown (1872) The Marts and Markets, at Doncaster: Their Rise and Progress and Sources of Supply. p. 77. The Doncaster Gazette. Facsimile reprint 1979. Doncaster Library Service.