TL0121 : Eleanor Cross plaque

taken 3 years ago, near to Dunstable, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

Eleanor Cross plaque
Eleanor Cross plaque
Plaque on the Nat West bank on the High Street crossroads with West Street and Church Street LinkExternal link indicating the site of Dunstable Eleanor Cross.
Following her death in Harby on 28th November 1290, Queen Eleanor’s funeral cortège stopped overnight at the nearby Dunstable Priory en-route to Westminster Abbey. King Edward I erected a memorial cross at each of the 12 overnight stops, only three survive, at Geddington, Hardingstone and Waltham. Dunstable Priory provided accommodation for the overnight stay of the funeral cortège in 1290 and a site for the cross was chosen the following morning, in the market place where Watling Street meets Icknield Way near the entrance to Church Street. The cross was demolished by the Parliamentarian troops of the Earl of Essex in 1643.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Name (from Tags)
Queen Eleanor of Castile 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0188 2188 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.1708N 0:31.2675W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0188 2188
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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