THE BRISTOL HIGH CROSS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1318471
Date first listed:
09-Sep-1987
Statutory Address:
THE BRISTOL HIGH CROSS

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE BRISTOL HIGH CROSS

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Stourton with Gasper
National Grid Reference:
ST 77552 33964

Details

STOURTON WITH GASPER STOURHEAD GARDENS ST 73 SE (east side) 6/142 The Bristol High Cross GV I Market cross. Early C15, early C16 and 1633, from Bristol, moved to Stourhead by Henry Hoare 1765, restored 1894 and 1981. Limestone. Four tiers of decreasing height, the lower open stage on four octagonal piers with cusped ogee arches, central pier restored 1981. Second stage of canopied niches containing replicas of four statues said to be of King John, Henry III and two of Edward I, crocketed pinnacles at angles. Third stage added 1633; canopied niches containing seated figures of Henry VI, Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I. Upper stage of small canopied niches with heraldic shields flanked by small figures. Crocketed pinnacle with cross finial to top. This originally stood at the street crossing at the centre of mediaeval Bristol, was taken down and removed to College Green 1736, but dismantled in 1762. Henry Hoare was a friend of The Dean and acquired the monument for his developing landscape at Stourhead. Scheduled Ancient Monument, Wiltshire, No 247. (K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)

Listing NGR: ST7755333964

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
321248
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Woodbridge, K , The Stourhead Landscape, (1982)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 46 Wiltshire,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 19 Jul 2006
Reference: IOE01/15917/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr G.M. Cotton. Source Historic England Archive
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