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The Cross, Stow-on-the-Wold

Description: The Cross

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126381

OS Grid Reference: SP1917125748
OS Grid Coordinates: 419171, 225748
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9299, -1.7226

Location: Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1AF

Locality: Stow-on-the-Wold
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 1AF

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Listing Text

(south side)

The Cross
SP 1925 NW 2/31 25.8.60


Late mediaeval, restored 1878, to commemorate Stow's fresh-water supply. Tall
chamfered shaft on large plinth, 2 steps and wide base. Gabled head stone, representing
the crucifixion to south, Abbot of Evesham, Robert de Jumieges, receiving a charter
from King William II constituting Stow a Market Town. Figure on west side is
Robert Chester, a C15 local merchant and benefactor, and figure on east is
Joseph Chamberlayne - Chamberlayne, the Lord of the Manor who paid for the town's
fresh-water supply. Capped by a foliate cross and formerly surmounted by a gas-lamp.
Tablet on plinth describes restoration.

Listing NGR: SP1917125748

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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