King Edward VII Monument

(Mercat Cross)

A revival of Perth Mercat Cross in King Edward Street in central Perth, the King Edward VII Monument lies outside the E entrance of St. John's Shopping Centre, opposite Perth City Hall. This Gothic-inspired monument was built in 1913 by Alexander Beaton and comprises an drum-shaped base supporting a platform from which rises a pillar topped by a unicorn. The platform is accessible from a door in the base. A granite plaque bears and inscription and portrait of Edward VII in bronze. The monument also incorporates the arms of the trade incorporations of Perth.

The original Mercat Cross at Perth was erected in 1669 and demolished 1765.

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