A market cross is a structure used to mark a market square in market towns, originally from Western European architecture. Market crosses can be found in most market towns in Britain, with those in Scotland known as “mercat crosses". British emigrants often installed such crosses in their new cities and several can be found in Canada and Australia.
KeywordsChristianity, architecture, town, city, center, community, Market Square, market cross, market towns, mercat crosses
GalleriesCrosses and Other Symbols
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)