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. Recorded as restored 1713, 1840 and repaired many times to1982-85. Scheduled Monument (LEN 1015536). A recent condition survey commissioned by Northampton Borough Council confirmed the need for urgent repair, conservation and stabilisation of loose stone details and friable surfaces. Historic England has awarded a Repair Grant.

The Eleanor Cross - Northampton
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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:
    East Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, SM, RB