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Description: The Adelaide Cross on the Green in Front of the Manor House
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 157728
OS Grid Reference: SP9966912868
OS Grid Coordinates: 499669, 212868
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8056, -0.5558
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LITTLE GADDESDEN LITTLE GADDESDEN
SP 91 SE (East side)
1/197 The Adelaide Cross
- on The Green in front
of the Manor House
Monumental cross. Circa 1917 for Lord Brownlow. Limestone monument
raised on a grassed mound approached by a flight of 6 stone steps with
low chamfered side walls. A tall tapering chamfered cross on a chamfered
square plinth on an octagonal inscribed step on an octagonal base in the
form of a stone seat with recessed chamfered plinth, about 7m high
overall. The shaft of the cross formed from 2 stones. Inscribed 'IN
REMEMBRANCE OF ADELAIDE WIFE OF ADELBERT 3RD EARL BROWNLOW BORN 1844
MARRIED 1868 DIED 1917 DAUGHTER OF HENRY 18TH EARL OF SHREWSBURY &
TALBOT' and at base 'MERCY AND PEACE HAVE KISSED EACH OTHER'. An
important landscape feature seen along a vista from the porch of
Ashridge House, q.v. (Senar(1983)97).
Listing NGR: SP9966912868
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Source: English Heritage
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