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Borough Cross in Front of No 62 (The White Horse), Downton

Description: Borough Cross in Front of No 62 (The White Horse)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319592

OS Grid Reference: SU1749021504
OS Grid Coordinates: 417490, 121504
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9927, -1.7522

Location: B3080, Downton, Wiltshire SP5 3LX

Locality: Downton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 3LX

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Listing Text

SU 1721
(south side)
Borough Cross, in front of No 62
23/3/60 (The White Horse)


Borough cross. C14, restored 1787, 1897 and 1953. Limestone.
Three worn hexagonal steps up to square plinth with chamfered
corners, octagonal shaft with small cross. Latin inscription on
riser of middle step and inscription tablets on bottom step
commemorating restorations; 1897 repair paid for by Helen, Countess
of Radnor; 1953 restoration to celebrate the Coronation. Downton
was granted borough status and market charter by Peter des Roches,
bishop of Winchester c.1205. Very similar cross to that in the
churchyard (q.v.) Ancient Monument, Wiltshire, Number 294.

Listing NGR: SU1749021504

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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