SJ9855 : The Leek plague stone

taken 8 years ago, near to Leek, Staffordshire, Great Britain

The Leek plague stone
The Leek plague stone
This is the broken stump of a medieval roadside cross, known locally as The Plague Stone. It is thought that provisions were left on or near the cross for the townspeople of Leek during the Bubonic Plague, and payment was left by the people in bowls of vinegar, to prevent spread of the disease.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 September, 2009
Category
Cross (remains of)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 986 552 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.6403N 2:1.3326W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 986 552
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