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Banbury Cross, Banbury

Description: Banbury Cross

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 244366

OS Grid Reference: SP4532440399
OS Grid Coordinates: 445324, 240399
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0601, -1.3403

Location: A361, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 0YA

Locality: Banbury
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX16 0YA

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Listing Text

9/72 Banbury Cross

Banbury Cross. 1858 by J. Gibbs of Oxford to comemmorate the marriage of
Victoria, Princess Royal, to the Crown Prince of Prussia. Additions made in 1914
include the figures of Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V. Carved by
Boulton and Sons. Limestone. In the style of an Eleanor Cross with niches,
statues and small spire. 3 medieval crosses are mentioned in Banbury. There is
no evidence that a medieval cross stood in Horse Fair but the site was probably
selected for the 1858 cross because the historian Alfred Beesley writing in 1841
considered that it had been the site of the principal cross at Banbury. From
medieval times onwards Banbury Cross has assumed significance as a local
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.X, p.23; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974,

Listing NGR: SP4532440399

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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