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Stump Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.7054 / 53°42'19"N

Longitude: -1.2903 / 1°17'25"W

OS Eastings: 446943

OS Northings: 423453

OS Grid: SE469234

Mapcode National: GBR MTFL.FG

Mapcode Global: WHDC7.44T6

Entry Name: Stump Cross

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135453

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342661

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


(south side)
Stump Cross

Socket stone of medieval wayside cross. Possibly C12. Grey ashlar limestone.
Rectangular plan, approximately 600 millimetres by 500 millimetres and about
350 millimetres high, with a large square socket in the top side. On each side
are three round-topped recessed panels, forming an arcade, the spacing closer on
the narrower sides. The stone lies within a railed enclosure, with a canted
ashlar coping supporting early-C20 circular wrought-iron bars, bent outwards at
the top, with mid and top rails, and spear finials to corner standards. Inside
the enclosure a tree and saplings are growing. The cross base lies on the boun-
dary of the Borough of Pontefract, at the junction of an ancient boundary lane
with a main road. In Pontefract Museum (qv) are two fragments of the cross
shaft, one formerly in Darrington Church and the other in a barn at Bubwith
Farm; one shows a figure on a horse, the other a seated figure.

Listing NGR: SE4694323453

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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