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Base of Medieval Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244801

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467052

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

District: West Suffolk

Town: 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

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639-1/13/512 (North side)
12/07/72 Base of Medieval Cross
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
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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