Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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Winchester's Buttercross

Winchester's Buttercross by you.

The Butter Cross, in Winchester's high street, is dated as early 15th Century.

It is described as a tall many-pinnacled cross on a stepped plinth with five octagonal steps. It was once used by countrymen to sell produce, hence the name Butter Cross. In 1770 it was sold off by the Paving Commissioners to a Mr Dummer. When he tried to remove it, the citizens of Winchester organised a small riot and preserved the monument for the City.

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