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Duns Mercat Cross
Restored market cross in town centre.
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Duns was granted Burgh of Barony status in 1490 by King James IV in favour of George Hume of Ayton and his son and heir, John. The market cross was a symbol of the town's commercial and civil standing. The original cross was pulled down in 1816 and reconstructed to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The market cross was restored to its present place in the Market Square in 1994.
Strang, C A 1994. Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to the Scottish Borders and Tweed Valley