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Mabs Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5514 / 53°33'5"N

Longitude: -2.6274 / 2°37'38"W

OS Eastings: 358527

OS Northings: 406268

OS Grid: SD585062

Mapcode National: GBR BW2C.ZN

Mapcode Global: WH97R.MZ1T

Entry Name: Mabs Cross

Listing Date: 11 July 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384526

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484960

Location: Wigan, WN1

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Wigan Central

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wigan St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


WIGAN

SD50NE STANDISHGATE
24-1/2/76 (East side)
11/07/83 Mab's Cross

GV II*

Stump of boundary cross. Probably C13; moved to this site from
opposite side of road (probably in early C20). Gritstone.
Square plinth of 2 courses of large rectangular blocks
(formerly secured by metal staples); and, loosely mounted
diagonally on top of this, a large square cross-base with the
stump of a chamfered shaft set in it. Attached to the front of
the plinth is a lettered metal plaque relating the well-known
legend that in 1323 Lady Mabel Bradshaigh did penance for
bigamy by walking barefoot from Haigh Hall to this cross once
a week for the rest of her life.

Listing NGR: SD5852706268

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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