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Description: Fragment of Cross Shaft at Base of Tree at Corner of Road Junction
Date Listed: 18 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 264128
OS Grid Reference: ST4258814357
OS Grid Coordinates: 342588, 114357
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9258, -2.8182
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ST4214 LOPEN CP CHURCH STREET (North side)
8/46 Fragment of cross shaft at base
of tree at corner of road junction
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
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Source: English Heritage
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