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Latitude: 52.2479 / 52°14'52"N
Longitude: 0.7001 / 0°42'0"E
OS Eastings: 584420
OS Northings: 264510
OS Grid: TL844645
Mapcode National: GBR QDZ.3SC
Mapcode Global: VHKD4.2RYN
Plus Code: 9F426PX2+42
Entry Name: Base of Medieval Cross
Listing Date: 12 July 1972
Last Amended: 30 October 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244801
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467052
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33
District: West Suffolk
Civil Parish: Bury St Edmunds
Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Bury St Edmunds All Saints
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BURY ST EDMUNDS
TL86 OUT RISBYGATE
639-1/13/512 (North side)
12/07/72 Base of Medieval Cross
(Formerly Listed as:
Base of Medieval cross approximately
25 feet from the corner of Chalk
The base of a medieval stone cross, previously sited in
Risbygate Street, now resited in the grounds of the West
Suffolk College of Further Education (not included). C13/C14.
An octagonal moulded stone base with a socket hole which
probably formed the lower part of the Risbygate Cross. This
stood originally in Out Risbygate near the medieval Hospital
of St Peter. The base was later known as the plague stone, and
the hollow was thought to be filled with vinegar for
disinfecting money during epidemics.
(Statham M: The Book of Bury St Edmunds: Buckingham: 1988-:
Listing NGR: TL8442064510
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