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Eleanor Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6858 / 51°41'8"N

Longitude: -0.033 / 0°1'58"W

OS Eastings: 536073

OS Northings: 200394

OS Grid: TL360003

Mapcode National: GBR JS.GC0

Mapcode Global: VHGQ2.CWXJ

Entry Name: Eleanor Cross

Listing Date: 11 June 1954

Last Amended: 8 November 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173222

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157345

Location: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN8

County: Hertfordshire

District: Broxbourne

Town: Broxbourne

Electoral Ward/Division: Waltham Cross

Built-Up Area: Waltham Cross

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Waltham Cross Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(east side)
Waltham Cross
Eleanor Cross
TL 30SE 5/15 11.6.54 (Formerly listed under General)


1291. Sculptor Alexander of Abingdon, masons Nicholas Dyminge de
Reyne and Roger Crundale. One of three remaining crosses built
for Edward I to commemorate the resting places of his dead queen,
Eleanor of Castile. 3 stages remounted by pinnacle and cross,
second and third stages were rebuilt 1832-3 by W B Clarke, in
1885-92 by C E Ponting, and again in 1950-3. Present statues are
replicas. Hexagon plan. Lowest stage has shields, blank 2-light
arches, crocketed gables and diapered spandrels on each face;
leaf cornice and pierced quatrefoil parapet. Middle stage has
three draped statues in niches alternating with open triangular
canopies, all crowned by crocketed gables, pinnacles and leaf
finials. Third stage has single, blank, traceried arches on each
face, also with gables and finials. 3-step base surrounded by
late C19 spiked iron railings with flower finials on angle posts.
Scheduled Ancient Monument. (Pevsner (1977) ).

Listing NGR: TL3607300394

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