The Broad Stone, East Retford, Nottinghamshire

This stone has the inscriptions:- 'The Broad Stone of the Borough of East Retford' and 'Restored to the Borough of East Retford by J A Gylby Esq AD 1877'. Tradition has it that during the plague of 1665 the Broad Stone was used as a boundary marker and people put money in it for food left nearby, to avoid infection.


Nottinghamshire East Retford


Stuart (1603 - 1713)


stone plague health Stuart (1603 - 1713)