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Description: The Cross
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
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5224 THE SQUARE
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
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Source: English Heritage
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