SJ8807 : Giffard's Cross, near Chillington Hall

taken 11 years ago, near to Brewood, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Giffard's Cross, near Chillington Hall
Giffard's Cross, near Chillington Hall
'A wild panther kept at Chillington Castle escaped and was pursued by the household. Sir John himself came upon it as it was stalking a woman carrying her child through the park. As he drew his crossbow to save the woman his son came up behind him exclaiming the French words quoted above. He shot and killed the panther as it sprang and the King, hearing of the gallant deed, granted Sir John the crest of a pantherís head with his sonís urgent injunction as the motto. A wooden cross in the park marks the spot where this is alleged to have happened.' acknowledgement to LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 November, 2006   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 11 November, 2006
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 880 074 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.8509N 2:10.7320W
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