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The High Cross, otherwise known as the Market Cross, was situated in Cornhill, just off the Market Place.
This was a focal point used for public proclamations.
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It was a large, covered cross, made of stone with a slate roof so that the butchers and bakers who had their market stalls there could keep dry in wet weather.
This cross was associated with the distribution of bread to the poor each Good Friday.
It had a flight of eight steps with a single shaft of carved stone 20 feet high on top, and was probably referred to as far back as 1478.
The Bread Cross was situated at the corner of High Street and Butchers Row.
The foundation holes and markings show that the buildings were circular, and it is thought that the occupants would have comprised a large family unit with their lives based on agriculture.
The second siege began on January 23rd 1646 and lasted until April 27th when surrender on generous terms was negotiated.