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The Cantlin Stone and Botfield Cross, Newcastle on Clun

Description: The Cantlin Stone and Botfield Cross

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 257094

OS Grid Reference: SO2025486941
OS Grid Coordinates: 320254, 286941
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4746, -3.1755

Location: Newcastle, Shropshire SY7 8QT

Locality: Newcastle on Clun
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY7 8QT

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Listing Text

SO 2026 8694

2/1 The Cantlin Stone and
1.12.51 Botfield Cross (that
part in Bettws-y-Crwyn

- II

Memorial stone and cross. Stone erected 1691 and cross erected 1858.
Irregular limestone boulder inscribed "WC/DECSED HERE BURIED/1691 AT
BETWS". Limestone Celtic cross with carved roundels and trails and
chamfered stepped square base (cross displaced and fractured at time
of resurvey [November 1984]). The stone traditionally marks the spot
where William Catlin, a pedlar visiting local farms, collapsed and
died in 1691; he is said to be buried in St Mary's Churchyard (q.v.).
The cross was erected in 1858 by Beriah Botfield, a botanist and
bibliographer, and M.P. for Ludlow. A wooden fence (not included)
now surrounds both stone and cross.

Listing NGR: SO2025486941

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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