In the middle of Somerton Somerset (UK) stands the octagonal shaped market cross; also known as the Buttercross. This Buttercross was built by the Stawell family in 1673. Back in the 1600’s Somerton market place would have been a busy and noisy area. Dairy products such as cheese, butter and milk were vulnerable to extremes of weather so a shelter was required. The butter cross was built to shade and cover the products from the weather conditions.
I made this small picture when walking around Somerton as I was arranging an exhibition of art by twelve Somerset artists. Somerton has a high presence in the art world thanks to ACEarts.
This picture is offered in a white frame ready to hang