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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384526
English Heritage Legacy ID: 484960
Location: Wigan, WN1
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
24-1/2/76 (East side)
11/07/83 Mab's Cross
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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