Published by the Wymondham Heritage Society, 12 pages. A5 size booklet (N7384)
This the introduction: For nearly 700 years the Wymondham Market Cross has been both a memorial of Christianity and a gathering place for secular business. It is linked as firmly in people's minds with Wymondham as the Abbey and is remembered as clearly by visitors long after other memories of the town have faded. Yet its history has been little researched; indeed, the history of market crosses in general has been neglected. While much is known about wayside crosses of a specifically Christian purpose, the function of covered crosses is imperfectly understood. What follows, therefore, is part speculation, part an attempt to piece together some fragments of information about the origins of market crosses generally and the Wymondham Market Cross in particular.
The condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover