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A stone column with a large entablature surmounted by a drum and ball. The monument stands on an undressed stone base above a modern four-tiered square base. A local company restored the Cross as a gift to the town, and on 17 May 1993, on Darlington's 40th anniversary of town-twinning with Amiens and Mulhiem, it was reinstalled in an official ceremony. A time capsule of children's work and contemporary artefacts is buried under the base.
Title

Market Cross

Date

1927

Medium

stone

Measurements

H 310 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 110 x W 360 x D 360 cm

Accession number

DL1_HJC_S011

Acquisition method

commissioned by Dame Dorothy Browne

Work type

Cross

Owner

Darlington Borough Council

Custodian

Darlington Borough Council

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

Inscription description

incised around the capital in black lettering: This crofs is Erected By :Dame: Dorothy Browne / 1727; on each face of the top tier of the tiered base is a grey mable plaque, incised in gold capitals; on west-facing plaque: DARLINGTON MARKET CROSS / PRESENTED IN 1727 BY DAME DOROTHY BROWN / RESTORED AND RESITED MAY 1993 / BY PRESS CONSTRUCTION LTD. / IN ASSOCIATION WITH D.B.C.; on east-facing plaque: TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF / DARLINGTON'S TOWN TWINNING WITH / AMIENS AND MULHEIM AN DER RUHR; two other plaques repeat the same commemoration in French and German.

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Located at

Horsemarket, Darlington

DL1 5PW

At the top of the market square, opposite the Old Town Hall.