The Market-Cross at Chichester. Inscribed to his Grace Charles Duke of Richmond, Lenox and Aubigny & c. High-Steward of the City of Chichester, and Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter & c.[Left]This Beautiful Cross Erected by Edward Bishop of Chichester who was advanced to that dignity by Edward the IV MCCCCLXXV was First Repaired on the Reign of Charles II and now again in the Twentyeth Year of our Present Sovereign George II MDCCXLVI Thomas Wall Mayor. At The Sole Expence of Charles Duke of Richmond Lenox and Aubigny. [Right] Dame Elizabeth Farrington Relict of Sr. Richard Farrington Baronet Gave This Clock as asn Hourly Memento of her Good Will to This Citty MDCCXXIV Geroge Harris Mayor.
Engraving 470 x 595mm Central crease as is normal for this engraving.
This Cross is universally acknowledged to be one of the most elegant buildings of the kind existing in England. Its form is octangular, having a strong butment at each angle, surmounted with pinnacles. On each of its faces is an entrance through a pointed arch, ornamented with crockets and a finial. Above this, on four of its sides, is a tablet, to commemorate its reparation in the reign of Charles II. Above each tablet is a dial, exhibiting the hour to each of the three principal streets; the fourth being excluded from this advantage by standing at an angle. In the centre is a large circular column, the basement of which forms a seat: into this column is inserted a number of groinings, which, spreading from the centre, form the roof beautifully moulded. The central column appears to continue through the roof, and is supported without by eight flying buttresses, which rest on the several corners of the building.
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