Monday, 13 June 2011
An ancient walled town founded in 1284 by Edward 1st, King of England and Duke of Aquitaine. The square surrounded by covered arcades, or "cornères", its old houses with mullioned windows, its church, its market hall can be regarded as the best example of the bastides in the Perigord. The market halls with the old framework in walnut and chestnut.
If you ignore the rest of the architecture, these covered market halls in the south west of France don't look too unlike the buttercross in Oakham shown on Photo Curios. The Oakham buttercross, though, looks completely different from the buttercross in Winchester. I do have a card showing that somewhere, but I can't put my hands on it at the moment. I will do a separate post for it at a later date.