Building record MYO1673 - THE BURTON STONE ADJACENT TO THE BURTON STONE INN
|Grid reference||SE 5960 5271 (point)|
|Civil Parish||York, City of York, North Yorkshire|
Type and Period (2)
Cross base. Medieval. Stone. In addition to the central hole for a cross-shaft there are 4 cup-like depressions in the upper face which suggest use in time of plague as a barter stone. Stands at the front of the Burton Stone Inn (qv) enclosed by a wall. (An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York: RCHME: Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse: London: 1975-: 54).
Listing NGR: SE5960252718
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
Burton Stone, the remains of a stone cross, and a boundary stone of the liberties of York, was probably erected after the Dissolution when the old boundary [The south wall of St. Magdalen's Hospital] fell in ruins. Almost certainly it was used as a plague stone in 1603-04. It was moved, from the roadway where it had formerly stood, a few feet to the NE in 1821. (1-2)
A much weathered, socketed cross base situated within a railed enclosure at SE 59605272. At each of the four comers is a worn, shallow basin, approximately 9 inches in diameter, hollowed out of its upper surface.
See G.P. AO 63/110/3. (3)
1 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Hist. of Ancient York, II, 1818,p. 627. (Hargrove).
2 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Md. York 1955, p.250.(A.Raine)
3 Field Investigators Comments F1 RWE 08-JUL-63
NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.
RCHME, 1975, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of York, Volume IV, Outside the City Walls East of the Ouse, p54, monument 32 (Monograph). SYO189.
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Sep 13 2019 1:58PM