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Market Cross Repair Work

Market Cross Repair Work

Lewis Surveying Associates have been appointed as principal designer for the project of repair work to Market Cross in Barnard Castle. Known locally as the Butter Market, it was built in 1747 to provide shelter for farmers wives selling dairy produce. Over the years it has served many different purposes such as a court room, prison cells and a town hall.

Following a condition survey, the grade I listed building will now undergo repairs to the roof, windows, timber and joinery. Floor repairs and redecoration of the weather vane will also be carried out. 

It is expected that equipment will be moved on to the site on Saturday, 31 March when there will be three-way lights in place for three hours. On Saturday, 7 April, three-way lights will again be in place for six days and then again for another five days when the scaffold comes down. The works should take eight weeks to complete.

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