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The Broad Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Retford, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.3225 / 53°19'20"N

Longitude: -0.9432 / 0°56'35"W

OS Eastings: 470492

OS Northings: 381139

OS Grid: SK704811

Mapcode National: GBR PZV0.LP

Mapcode Global: WHFG8.HR38

Plus Code: 9C5X83C4+XP

Entry Name: The Broad Stone

Listing Date: 5 November 1976

Last Amended: 12 September 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045147

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240949

Location: East Retford, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22

County: Nottinghamshire

Electoral Ward/Division: East Retford West

Built-Up Area: Retford

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Retford Team

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/02/2013

SK 7081 SW 1/136

THE SQUARE (South Side)
The Broad Stone

(Formerly listed under MARKET SQUARE)


Plinth supports attached stone bowl. Inscriptions:- 'The Broad Stone of the
Borough of East Retford' and 'Restored to the Borough of East Retford by J A
Gylby Esq AD 1877'. Tradition has it that during the plague of 1665 the Broad
Stone was used as a boundary marker and people put money in it for food left
nearby, to avoid infection.

Town Hall, 4 lamp standards and the Broad Stone form a group.

Listing NGR: SK7049281139

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