Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross

17 Oct 2000
Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross, Charing Cross Wc2, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London
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Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross, Strand Wc2, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

CITY OF WESTMINSTER STRAND WC2 TQ 3080 NW and SW Queen Eleanor 72/151; 83/2 Memorial Cross 5.2.70 GV II* Neo-Eleanor Cross, 1864-65. Designed by E. M. Barry and carved by the firm of Thomas Earp. Portland stone on an Aberdeen granite plinth with Mansfield stone details. Elaborate C14 style based on the form of the Eleanor Crosses but in detail related to the Oxford Martyrs' Memorial. Octagonal on plan and rising in three main stages, surmounted by a spire and cross. The shields in the panels of the first stage copied from the Eleanor Crosses and bearing the arms of England, Castile, Leon and Ponthieu; above the 2nd parapet are 8 statues of Queen Eleanor in niches similar to those of the Oxford Martyrs' Memorial. The client was the Charing Cross Hotel Company, the station forecourt site being some distance from the original Charing Cross site.

Survey of London; vol XVIII

Listing NGR: TQ3019780498


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0554 IOE Records taken by Marion Davies; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Marion Davies. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Davies, Marion

Rights Holder: Davies, Marion


Granite, Stone, Victorian Commemorative Monument, Commemorative