SP7558 : Hardingstone Eleanor Cross

near to Far Cotton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Hardingstone Eleanor Cross
Hardingstone Eleanor Cross
Following her death in Harby on 28th November 1290, Queen Eleanor’s funeral cortège stopped overnight at the nearby Delapre Abbey en-route to Westminster Abbey. King Edward I erected a memorial cross at each of the 12 overnight stops, only three survive, at Geddington, waltham and here at Hardingstone. The cross is much repaired and lost its top as early as 1460 but is still a marvellous example of late 13th century work. Of octagonal plan, it has the unique feature of an open book carved on four alternating sides of the lower tier.
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Thursday, 23 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 August, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 754 582 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.0330N 0:53.8222W
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