The Market Cross, Cheddar

The 15th Century cross in Cheddar was enclosed in a roofed, hexagonal structure, in the local Doulting stone in the 16th or 17th century.

It was this structure that was struck by a taxi in the early hours of March 31 2012. Two complete bays and a central column were demolished in the accident.

The ‘debris’ from the accident was removed to WCS’s yard, where the near impossible task of piecing together the fragments was undertaken in conjunction with the architect, whose brief to us was to keep and conserve as much of the original stone as possible.