Description: The Cantlin Stone and Botfield Cross
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
SO 28 NW BETTWS-Y-CRWYN C.P.
SO 2026 8694
2/1 The Cantlin Stone and
1.12.51 Botfield Cross (that
part in Bettws-y-Crwyn
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
Source: English Heritage
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