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Fragment of Cross Shaft at Base of Tree at Corner of Road Junction

A Grade II Listed Building in Lopen, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9258 / 50°55'32"N

Longitude: -2.8182 / 2°49'5"W

OS Eastings: 342587

OS Northings: 114356

OS Grid: ST425143

Mapcode National: GBR MF.PV51

Mapcode Global: FRA 46ZN.HW3

Entry Name: Fragment of Cross Shaft at Base of Tree at Corner of Road Junction

Listing Date: 18 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307490

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264128

Location: Lopen, South Somerset, Somerset, TA13

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Lopen

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Lopen

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


8/46 Fragment of cross shaft at base
of tree at corner of road junction


Fragment of medieval cross shaft. Ham stone. Square plain shaft about 300mm x 300mm, 500mm high, with another fragment
of stone nearby. This cross marked the site of the Lopen Fair, first recorded by 1201, discontinued during the C19. It
was at Lopen Fair that as a young curate the later Cardinal Wolsey was put into the stocks for being drunk and
disorderly. (Hopper S, Lopen and its Church, Petherton Press, 1975; VCH, Vol III, l974).

Listing NGR: ST4258814357

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