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Gaveston's Cross, Leek Wootton and Guy's Cliffe

Description: Gaveston's Cross

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 308063

OS Grid Reference: SP2890867534
OS Grid Coordinates: 428908, 267534
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3052, -1.5774

Location: A46, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire CV35 7QX

Locality: Leek Wootton and Guy's Cliffe
Local Authority: Warwick District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV35 7QX

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Listing Text

LEEK WOOTTON Blacklow Hill

10/191 Gaveston's Cross


- II

1832 by J C Jackson. Monument to mark the site of the execution of Piers
Gaveston, the favourite of Edward II, in 1312. Sandstone ashlar. 25ft high.
Comprises five stepped plinth, on top of which is a square base with a plaque
in its south face. Base surmounted by four square pillars topped by a stone
slab on which is a heavy short stone cross. The inscription on the plaque
reads "In the hollow of this rock was beheaded on the 17 day of July 1312,
by barons lawless as himself, Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, the minion
of a hateful king, in life and death a memorable instance of misrule".

Listing NGR: SP2890867534

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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