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FRAGMENT OF CROSS SHAFT AT BASE OF TREE AT CORNER OF ROAD JUNCTION

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FRAGMENT OF CROSS SHAFT AT BASE OF TREE AT CORNER OF ROAD JUNCTION

List entry Number: 1307490

Location

FRAGMENT OF CROSS SHAFT AT BASE OF TREE AT CORNER OF ROAD JUNCTION, CHURCH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lopen

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Feb-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 264128

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History

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Details

ST4214 LOPEN CP CHURCH STREET (North side)

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

GV II

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hopper, S, Lopen and its Church, (1975)
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

National Grid Reference: ST 42588 14357

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