Castle Combe is a small village in Wiltshire, England, with
a population of about 350. Ranked No. 2 in The Times's 30 best villages, it is
renowned for its attractiveness and tranquillity, and for its fine buildings
including the medieval church. The 14th century market cross, erected when the
privilege to hold a weekly market in Castle Combe was granted, is situated
where the three principal streets converge. Some small stone steps near the
cross were for horse riders to mount and dismount and close by are the remains
of the buttercross.