Eleanor Cross, Geddington

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Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Bridge Street, 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 on the southern edge of Northampton, and at Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

Read more about the history of the crosses.


Before You Go

Please be Aware: The cross is in the middle of a road junction so be mindful that vehicles may be passing close by.


Plan a Great Day Out

Just over 4 miles east from the cross is Rushton Triangular Lodge. The building's use of the number three is a testament to the designer's Roman Catholicism and is an intriguing structure.

Or 9 miles north is Kirby Hall, one of England's greatest Elizabethan houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I.

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