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The Bristol High Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Stourton with Gasper, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1045 / 51°6'16"N

Longitude: -2.322 / 2°19'19"W

OS Eastings: 377552

OS Northings: 133964

OS Grid: ST775339

Mapcode National: GBR 0TV.MRL

Mapcode Global: VH97Z.PHTM

Entry Name: The Bristol High Cross

Listing Date: 9 September 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318471

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321248

Location: Stourton with Gasper, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Stourton with Gasper

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Upper Stour

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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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

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