Sunday, 29 August 2010

Butter Cross Whittlesey

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After our narrowboat fix this week with Joe and Lesley on Nb Caxton we caught the bus to Whittlesey on our way back to March.

The Butter Cross formerly known as the Market Cross was built in the late 17th Century and was originally the open market place and is now a Scheduled  Ancient Monument.

Throughout most of the 19th century it fell into disrepair and there was a request for it to be demolished. A local businessman supplied the slates for the roof, hence the building was saved.

In 1999 the Fenland District Council carried out the enhancements to the area with  support funding supplied by the Cambridgeshire County Council together with support from the Arts Council through lottery funding.

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