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Banbury Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Banbury, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0601 / 52°3'36"N

Longitude: -1.3403 / 1°20'25"W

OS Eastings: 445324

OS Northings: 240399

OS Grid: SP453403

Mapcode National: GBR 7ST.XL7

Mapcode Global: VHCW7.QH91

Entry Name: Banbury Cross

Listing Date: 7 October 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244366

Location: Banbury, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX16

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Banbury

Built-Up Area: Banbury

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Banbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

BANBURY HORSE FAIR
SP4540SW
9/72 Banbury Cross
07/10/69
GV II*

Banbury Cross. 1858 by J. Gibbs of Oxford to comemmorate the marriage of
Victoria, Princess Royal, to the Crown Prince of Prussia. Additions made in 1914
include the figures of Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V. Carved by
Boulton and Sons. Limestone. In the style of an Eleanor Cross with niches,
statues and small spire. 3 medieval crosses are mentioned in Banbury. There is
no evidence that a medieval cross stood in Horse Fair but the site was probably
selected for the 1858 cross because the historian Alfred Beesley writing in 1841
considered that it had been the site of the principal cross at Banbury. From
medieval times onwards Banbury Cross has assumed significance as a local
landmark.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.X, p.23; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974,
p.437)


Listing NGR: SP4532440399

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