The Eleanor Cross - Northampton

Eleanor Cross constructed between 1291 and 1294 by the King Edward I's master mason, John of Battle, with sculptural work by William of Ireland, as memorial to Queen Eleanor of Castile, close to a stopping point of her funeral procession at Delapre Abbey. Major restorations in 1713 and 1840, and repairs carried out subsequently up to the 1980s. Historic England has awarded a Repair Grant and works will be completed in 2019.

The Eleanor Cross - Northampton
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    The Eleanor Cross
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1039797
    Local Planning Authority:
    Northampton
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Commemorative monument

Location

    Building Name:
    The Eleanor Cross
    County:
    Northamptonshire
    District / Borough:
    Northampton
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Northampton South
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, SM, RB