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Market Cross (Chichester)

The Market Cross is the most famous landmark in the historic cathedral city of Chichester in Sussex.

It stands at the central crossroads, where North Street, South Street, East Street and West Street meet at the hub of the Roman street plan.

The cross is the most ornate of a number of similar structures, including those at Salisbury and Malmesbury.

It was built by Bishop Edward Story in 1501, and provides shelter from the elements. It is octagonal in plan, and is 50 feet high. The central tower is supported by open arcades.

There are beautiful carved decorations, and a bronze statue of Charles I.

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