Eleanor Cross, Geddington

Eleanor Cross at Geddington was erected by Edward I to mark the resting place of the body of his wife Eleanor.
Eleanor Cross
Detail of Eleanor Cross

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Geddington, Northamptonshire NN14 1AH

Before You Go

In 1290 Eleanor of Castile, the beloved wife of Edward I and mother of his 14 children, died at Harby in Nottinghamshire. The places where her body rested during the journey south to its tomb in Westminster Abbey were marked by stone crosses.

The stately triangular Geddington cross, with its canopied statues surmounted by a slender hexagonal pinnacle, is the best-preserved of only three intact survivors. Other crosses stand at Hardingstone near Northampton, and Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

Please note: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Before You Go

The monument is in the highway - be aware that vehicles may be passing

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