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Latitude: 53.3225 / 53°19'20"N
Longitude: -0.9432 / 0°56'35"W
OS Eastings: 470492
OS Northings: 381139
OS Grid: SK704811
Mapcode National: GBR PZV0.LP
Mapcode Global: WHFG8.HR38
Entry Name: The Broad Stone
Listing Date: 5 November 1976
Last Amended: 12 September 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1045147
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240949
Location: Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22
Electoral Ward/Division: East Retford West
Built-Up Area: Retford
Traditional County: Nottinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Retford Team
Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/02/2013
SK 7081 SW 1/136
THE SQUARE (South Side)
The Broad Stone
(Formerly listed under MARKET SQUARE)
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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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