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One of 4 Markets in Salisbury

In ancient times, these Market Crosses were scattered around Salisbury, and today, The Poultry... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
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The Poultry Cross in Salisbury

It is such an interesting piece of town history which is marred by the congregation of homeless... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
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Junction of Barnard Street and Culver Street | On the corner between Minster Street and Silver Street, Salisbury, England
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

In ancient times, these Market Crosses were scattered around Salisbury, and today, The Poultry Cross is the only one left. Fresh produce was sold and this one stays true to it's name, selling poultry and eggs. Today, it is a gathering place for all walks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

It is such an interesting piece of town history which is marred by the congregation of homeless, malcontents and trash is in abundance. I've been accosted by people asking from money or smokes on several occasions. Whenever the place is not occupied by the above...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

This won't take long to find, the best description is it's like an ancient stone gazebo. Many locals use it as a convenient place to meet up as it offers shelter from the weather and a seat to rest. Others use it as a place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Interesting to look at if you're in the area. I came across it whilst walking around the town centre.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DebraSofiaMagdalene
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Nice structure, keeping a link to the history of Salisbury's past. Father can remember them actually selling poultry here back in the day, probably when they sold cattle in the market square. The livestock market has moved at least twice since then.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 859simonh
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Large structure in Silver Street is the Poultry Cross that was built in the 14th century as a covered poultry market. Fantastic architecture and a good stopping point to look over.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The guide on our walking tour of Salisbury said that the Poultry Cross was a place where people used to trade poultry on market days -- people who couldn't afford their own stalls at the market. We passed this many times and it was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eclipsegroupie
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The Poultry Cross is a well preserved remnant of medieval Salisbury and where people could buy poultry and eggs on market day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank perle369
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We spent three days walking around Salisbury streets and always seemed to take a different route. The reliable old Poultry Cross became a familiar landmark, even at night ,central to our travels so we were never lost!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rhonjb
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Apart from being a good landmark in Salisbury, the Poultry Cross used to be the site of one of four markets. It's the only one remaining.

Date of experience: July 2018
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