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Direction Post, Eastington

Description: Direction Post

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 132300

OS Grid Reference: SO7747705305
OS Grid Coordinates: 377477, 205305
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7460, -2.3276

Location: 2 Alkerton Road, Eastington, Gloucestershire GL10 3AA

Locality: Eastington
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL10 3AA

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Listing Text

SO 7605-7705
141/2 Direction post
Memorial direction post with drinking fountain. 1897, for Charles Henry Hooper.
Limestone post on red sandstone base; cast iron arms. Designed in form of churchyard
cross with cross gabled head surmounted by crown; 2 direction arms fitted to head
indicate 'GLOUCESTER/BRISTOL' and 'STONEHOUSE/STROUD'. A further arm, since removed,
probably read 'FROCESTER/TETBURY'. Each has scrolled underside bracket and end.
Octagonal post has mouled square base with recessed inscription panel to 3 faces:
Drinking fountain, now eroded, occupies recess on fourth side with shell hood.
Erected to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Stands at centre of C20
traffic island. (N.M. Herbert, 'Eastington' in V.C.H Glos. x, 1972, pp. 123-139.)

Listing NGR: SO7747705305

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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