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Description: The Bristol High Cross
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
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.
STOURTON WITH GASPER STOURHEAD GARDENS
ST 73 SE
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
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Source: English Heritage
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