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The Broad Stone, Retford

Description: The Broad Stone

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 240949

OS Grid Reference: SK7049281139
OS Grid Coordinates: 470492, 381139
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3225, -0.9432

Location: Market Place, Clumber and Hardwick, Nottinghamshire DN22 6DQ

Locality: Retford
Local Authority: Bassetlaw District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN22 6DQ

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Listing Text

(South Side)
The Broad Stone
SK 7081 SW 1/136


MARKET SQUARE shall be amended to read THE SQUARE


(South Side)
The Broad Stone
SK 7081 SW 1/136

Plinth supports attached stone bowl. 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.

Town Hall, 4 lamp standards and the Broad Stone form a group.

Listing NGR: SK7049281139

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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