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Description: Eleanor Cross
Date Listed: 11 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 157345
OS Grid Reference: TL3607300394
OS Grid Coordinates: 536073, 200394
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6858, -0.0330
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Eleanor Cross, Waltham Cross, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
5251 CHESHUNT HIGH STREET
TL 30SE 5/15 11.6.54 (Formerly listed under General)
1291. Sculptor Alexander of Abingdon, masons Nicholas Dyminge de
Reyne and Roger Crundale. One of three remaining crosses built
for Edward I to commemorate the resting places of his dead queen,
Eleanor of Castile. 3 stages remounted by pinnacle and cross,
second and third stages were rebuilt 1832-3 by W B Clarke, in
1885-92 by C E Ponting, and again in 1950-3. Present statues are
replicas. Hexagon plan. Lowest stage has shields, blank 2-light
arches, crocketed gables and diapered spandrels on each face;
leaf cornice and pierced quatrefoil parapet. Middle stage has
three draped statues in niches alternating with open triangular
canopies, all crowned by crocketed gables, pinnacles and leaf
finials. Third stage has single, blank, traceried arches on each
face, also with gables and finials. 3-step base surrounded by
late C19 spiked iron railings with flower finials on angle posts.
Scheduled Ancient Monument. (Pevsner (1977) ).
Listing NGR: TL3607300394
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Source: English Heritage
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