A stone cross that stood on the High Street immediately in front of St. Lawrence's Church door and around which a market for butter, eggs, etc was held. The market was removed in 1570 to the Audit House at Holyrood Church, as the St Lawrence site offered no protection from the weather and the market annoyed worshippers in the nearby church. Some burgesses in St Lawrence’s parish strongly objected to its removal and threatened to pull the new market down.


Further reading:
History of Southampton, by Rev. J. S. Davies, p126. (HS/h)
Third Book of Remembrance of Southampton, 1514-1602, Vol. 2, by A. L. Merson, p110-111. (HS/l)


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