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The Cantlin Stone and Botfield Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4746 / 52°28'28"N

Longitude: -3.1755 / 3°10'31"W

OS Eastings: 320253

OS Northings: 286943

OS Grid: SO202869

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.K6VC

Mapcode Global: VH68K.X23B

Entry Name: The Cantlin Stone and Botfield Cross

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367240

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257094

Location: Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire, SY7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Newcastle on Clun

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Newcastle

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

BETTWS-Y-CRWYN C.P.
SO 28 NW
2/1

The Cantlin Stone and Botfield Cross

1.12.51

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.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26 October 2016.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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