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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MABS CROSS

List entry Number: 1384526

Location

MABS CROSS, STANDISHGATE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
WiganMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 484960

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

WIGAN

SD50NE STANDISHGATE 24-1/2/76 (East side) 11/07/83 Mab's Cross

GV II*

Stump of boundary cross. Probably C13; moved to this site from opposite side of road (probably in early C20). Gritstone. Square plinth of 2 courses of large rectangular blocks (formerly secured by metal staples); and, loosely mounted diagonally on top of this, a large square cross-base with the stump of a chamfered shaft set in it. Attached to the front of the plinth is a lettered metal plaque relating the well-known legend that in 1323 Lady Mabel Bradshaigh did penance for bigamy by walking barefoot from Haigh Hall to this cross once a week for the rest of her life.



Listing NGR: SD5852706268

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National Grid Reference: SD 58527 06268

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