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Plague Stone at Junction with Sandy Gate Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Ackworth, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6657 / 53°39'56"N

Longitude: -1.3251 / 1°19'30"W

OS Eastings: 444693

OS Northings: 419008

OS Grid: SE446190

Mapcode National: GBR MV51.XP

Mapcode Global: WHDCD.M475

Plus Code: 9C5WMM8F+7X

Entry Name: Plague Stone at Junction with Sandy Gate Lane

Listing Date: 11 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313253

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342608

Location: Ackworth, Wakefield, WF7

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Ackworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Ackworth St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Description

ACKWORTH PONTEFRACT ROAD
SE41NW
(east side)
2/8 "Plague stone" at
- junction with Sandy
Gate Lane
- II

Structure known locally as "Plague Stone", but perhaps formerly a cross base.
Probably late medieval. Sandstone. Two roughtly-hewn slabs approx. 1 metre
wide, one mounted on top of the other; in the centre of the upper slab, a
square socket for a former cross shaft. ("Plaque stones" were receptacles
for sterilising coins in vineagar, normally at or close to parish
boundaries).


Listing NGR: SE4469319007

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