BOROUGH CROSS IN FRONT OF NO 62 (THE WHITE HORSE)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1355716
Date first listed:
23-Mar-1960
Statutory Address:
BOROUGH CROSS IN FRONT OF NO 62 (THE WHITE HORSE), THE BOROUGH

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Location

Statutory Address:
BOROUGH CROSS IN FRONT OF NO 62 (THE WHITE HORSE), THE BOROUGH

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Downton
National Grid Reference:
SU1749221504

Details

SU 1721 5/33 23/3/60

DOWNTON THE BOROUGH (south side) Borough Cross, in front of No 62 (The White Horse)

II

Borough cross. C14, restored 1787, 1897 and 1953. Limestone. Three worn hexagonal steps up to square plinth with chamfered corners, octagonal shaft with small cross. Latin inscription on riser of middle step and inscription tablets on bottom step commemorating restorations; 1897 repair paid for by Helen, Countess of Radnor; 1953 restoration to celebrate the Coronation. Downton was granted borough status and market charter by Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester c.1205. Very similar cross to that in the churchyard (q.v.) Ancient Monument, Wiltshire, Number 294.

Listing NGR: SU1749221504

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
319592
Legacy System:
LBS

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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