Butter Cross, Whittlesey
The Butter Cross, formerly known as the 'Market Cross', was built in the late 17th Century and used originally as an open market house. The building is now a protected Scheduled Ancient Monument.
In the mid 19th Century the Governors of the Town Revenues received a request to have the building demolished and for some years it lay in disrepair. However, a local businessman, Mr Burrow, donated a supply of slates for the roof and thus it was saved.
The new floorscape feature and seating were designed by Ray Smith and funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England.
The arts project forms part of the general enhancements to the Market Place area carried out by Fenland District Council in 1999 with support funding from Cambridgeshire County Council.
Erected: 1 January 1999
Plaque Colour: Bronze
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Location: Butter Cross, Market Place
District Council: Fenland District Council
District Council Ward: St Marys
County Council: Cambridgeshire County Council
County Council Electoral Division: Whittlesey South
UK Parliament Constituency: North East Cambridgeshire