Remains of the Market Cross – Henley-in-Arden
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The historic buildings around this area of High Street were another reason that I wanted to come to Henley-in-Arden. Being that I keep seeing them (at least the Lloyds TSB bank) when passing through the area.
This is the remains of the Market Cross in front of the Lloyds Bank. Currently it is surrounded by building barriers, perhaps it is being restored, or maybe to protect it.
It is Grade II listed.
Remains of market cross. Medieval, probably C15. Limestone. 2
stone steps to base, and worn tapering shaft approx. 3m high
with wrought-iron support rods. Recorded as having head with 4
niches containing figures of Crucifixion, Holy Trinity, St
Peter and, possibly, Virgin and Child until 1894; remains of
head now kept in Guildhall. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth:
1966-: 310; Victoria County History: Styles P: Victoria
History of the County of Warwickshire: 1945-: 206-12).
Looking north up High Street.
To the left of the Market Cross is 84 and 84a High Street.
There was a pub here called The Bear Inn. It is now Cromwell House at 84 High Street. There is another house at 84a High Street called Goodrest (think the entrance is on Bear Lane to that house).
84 and 84a High Street is a Grade II listed building.
Formerly known as: The Bear Inn HIGH STREET.
Public house, now 2 houses. C17 (mentioned 1654) with C19 and
c1928 alterations. Brick with some timber-frame; gabled tile
roof with brick cross-axial stack and rear stacks, one with
cluster of 4 diagonal shafts. 3-unit plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic; 3-window range. Plat band over
ground floor; wide eaves to left of centre; brick quoins to
right end and paired timber-framed gables to right of centre.
Ground floor has recessed entrance to right of centre with
plank door in moulded surround to inner left return and gabled
One segmental-headed window to left and 2 to right of entrance
with 3-light transomed casements, 2 with iron opening
casements and that to left with small-paned glazing; left end
(Goodrest) has 2-storey gabled bay window with timber-framing
and 1:4:1-light leaded glazing to each floor. First floor has
window with 2-light small-paned casement and canted oriel with
hipped roof over 1:3:1-light transomed and leaded glazing;
attic floor has two 3-light windows with leaded glazing and
iron opening casements.
Goodrest has plaque with early C20 lettering: GOODREST;
enriched gutter, downspout, and rainwater heads dated 1928.
Left return has C20 fenestration and entrance with gabled
canopy; rear wing and close-studded rear wing with stack with
clustered shafts to Cromwell House.
INTERIOR: not inspected, but recorded as having
timber-framing, wide fireplace and C17 staircase with turned
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