Building record MYO1673 - THE BURTON STONE ADJACENT TO THE BURTON STONE INN

Summary

The Burton Stone is located at the junction of Clifton and Burton Stone Lane (not in-situ). It Stands at the front of the Burton Stone Inn enclosed by a wall. It is a large square base for a cross. In addition to the central hole for the cross-shaft there are four cup-like depressionswhich suggest use in time of plague as a barter stone in 1603-4. It is probably the Clifton Stone mentioned in 1575. Mother Shipton's Stone, which formerly stood at the corner of Rawcliffe Lane may have been part of the cross.

Location

Grid reference SE 5960 5271 (point)
Map sheet SE55SE
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

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

NMR information:

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 (Unassigned). 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.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Monograph: 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.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Sep 13 2019 1:58PM

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