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Borough Cross in Front of No 62 (The White Horse)

A Grade II Listed Building in Downton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9927 / 50°59'33"N

Longitude: -1.7522 / 1°45'7"W

OS Eastings: 417490

OS Northings: 121504

OS Grid: SU174215

Mapcode National: GBR 528.MTV

Mapcode Global: FRA 766H.C5Z

Entry Name: Borough Cross in Front of No 62 (The White Horse)

Listing Date: 23 March 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355716

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319592

Location: Downton, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Downton

Built-Up Area: Downton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Downton St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

DOWNTON THE BOROUGH
SU 1721
(south side)
5/33
Borough Cross, in front of No 62
23/3/60 (The White Horse)

II

Borough cross. C14, restored 1787, 1897 and 1953. Limestone.
Three worn hexagonal steps up to square plinth with chamfered
corners, octagonal shaft with small cross. Latin inscription on
riser of middle step and inscription tablets on bottom step
commemorating restorations; 1897 repair paid for by Helen, Countess
of Radnor; 1953 restoration to celebrate the Coronation. Downton
was granted borough status and market charter by Peter des Roches,
bishop of Winchester c.1205. Very similar cross to that in the
churchyard (q.v.) Ancient Monument, Wiltshire, Number 294.


Listing NGR: SU1749021504

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