Banbury Cross

15 Jun 2002
Banbury Cross, Horse Fair, Banbury, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX16 0YA
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BANBURY HORSE FAIR SP4540SW 9/72 Banbury Cross 07/10/69 GV II*

Banbury Cross. 1858 by J. Gibbs of Oxford to comemmorate the marriage of Victoria, Princess Royal, to the Crown Prince of Prussia. Additions made in 1914 include the figures of Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V. Carved by Boulton and Sons. Limestone. In the style of an Eleanor Cross with niches, statues and small spire. 3 medieval crosses are mentioned in Banbury. There is no evidence that a medieval cross stood in Horse Fair but the site was probably selected for the 1858 cross because the historian Alfred Beesley writing in 1841 considered that it had been the site of the principal cross at Banbury. From medieval times onwards Banbury Cross has assumed significance as a local landmark.

(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.X, p.23; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.437)

Listing NGR: SP4532440399


This is part of the Series: IOE\Paginton_Barry IOE Records for Paginton, Barry; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Barry Paginton. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Paginton, Barry

Rights Holder: Paginton, Barry


Limestone, Victorian Town Cross, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Cross, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative