BRM 003 - Devils Handbasin

SHER Number:BRM 003
Name:Devils Handbasin
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:TM 1360 7681
Parish:BROME AND OAKLEY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Summary

Site of a cross at road junction near The Devil's Handbasin (S1).

Monument Types

Designated Status: none recorded

Description

Site of a cross at road junction near The Devil's Handbasin (S1). `The Stone Cross often frightened horses on the Turnpike. When the cross was removed the stone block was left with the shaft hole in it' (S2).
Also reputedly site of tollgate where keeper made travellers drop their money into bowl of vinegar - plague stone? (S2).

Sources and Further Reading

[S1]SSF50032 - Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM17NW18.
[M1]SSF50072 - Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (Oakley)(S2).
[S2]SSF10238 - (No record type): King, E.D.. King E D (Parish Recorder), Suffolk local history record - sketch map, April 1971.

Associated Finds: None recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 11 1991 12:00AM
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