Friday, 20 May 2011

Market Cross - Bradford

       This market cross now stands in one of the entrances to Kirkgate Market. The cross once stood in the old market place at the bottom of Westgate, it was later moved to another location in the town centre before being moved out of the town to Peel Park and then back to its present location in 1973.  The top of the cross is said to have been broken off during the Civil War by overzealous puritans in their desire to obliterate all traces pf the faith they condemned.

1 comment:

  1. I pass through the market quite often but oddly have only ever once passed this spot.