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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1173222
English Heritage Legacy ID: 157345
Location: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN8
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
5251 CHESHUNT HIGH STREET
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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