QUEEN ELEANOR MEMORIAL CROSS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1236708

Date first listed: 05-Feb-1970

Statutory Address: QUEEN ELEANOR MEMORIAL CROSS, CHARING CROSS WC2

Statutory Address: QUEEN ELEANOR MEMORIAL CROSS, STRAND WC2

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: QUEEN ELEANOR MEMORIAL CROSS, CHARING CROSS WC2

Statutory Address: QUEEN ELEANOR MEMORIAL CROSS, STRAND WC2

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30197 80498

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 427795

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Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Strand The Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 2: Volume 18 , , Vol. 18, (1937)

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