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Fragment of Cross Shaft at Base of Tree at Corner of Road Junction, Lopen

Description: Fragment of Cross Shaft at Base of Tree at Corner of Road Junction

Grade: II
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

Location: 3 Church Street, Lopen, Somerset TA13 5JX

Locality: Lopen
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA13 5JX

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Listing Text


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

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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