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Butter Cross, Burwell



Reference Name MLI42371

Name:
Butter Cross, Burwell

Summary:
A medieval butter cross which was adapted to a dovecote, probably in the 17th or 18th century which is now the village hall.

Location:
BURWELL, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
The butter cross of the medieval town (a market was granted to Burwell in the 13th century) was at one time converted to a dovecote and is now the church hall. In date it appears to be a 17th or 18th century remodelling of the original open-sided structure. {1}{2}{3}
Buttercross was later adapted to a dovecote and is now the village hall. It was constructed from red brick in about 1700 and was altered in the mid 19th and 20th centuries. Ithas an octagonal slate roof with chevroned brick eaves and a plain octagonal cupola. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {4}

Sources:
1 Index: SMR FILE. BURWELL. TF 37 NE AE -
2 Index: OS CARD INDEX. BURWELL. TF 37 NE 10,1964, SEAMAN B H
3 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N., and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (second edition). Lincolnshire. P202
4 Index: Department of the Environment. 1987. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 8/9

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