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The Bristol High Cross, Stourton with Gasper

Description: The Bristol High Cross

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 321248

OS Grid Reference: ST7755233964
OS Grid Coordinates: 377552, 133964
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1045, -2.3220

Location: High Street, Stourton, Wiltshire BA12 6QE

Locality: Stourton with Gasper
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 6QE

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Bristol High 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.

Listing Text

ST 73 SE
(east side)
6/142 The Bristol High Cross
Market cross. Early C15, early C16 and 1633, from Bristol, moved
to Stourhead by Henry Hoare 1765, restored 1894 and 1981.
Limestone. Four tiers of decreasing height, the lower open stage
on four octagonal piers with cusped ogee arches, central pier
restored 1981. Second stage of canopied niches containing replicas
of four statues said to be of King John, Henry III and two of
Edward I, crocketed pinnacles at angles. Third stage added 1633;
canopied niches containing seated figures of Henry VI, Elizabeth I,
James I and Charles I. Upper stage of small canopied niches with
heraldic shields flanked by small figures. Crocketed pinnacle with
cross finial to top. This originally stood at the street crossing
at the centre of mediaeval Bristol, was taken down and removed to
College Green 1736, but dismantled in 1762. Henry Hoare was a
friend of The Dean and acquired the monument for his developing
landscape at Stourhead. Scheduled Ancient Monument, Wiltshire, No
(K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)

Listing NGR: ST7755333964

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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