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Stump Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Coordinates

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

PONTEFRACT

SE 42 SE FERRYBRIDGE ROAD
(south side)
3/22
Stump Cross
29.7.50
II

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

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