This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.

GAVESTON'S CROSS

List Entry Summary

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

Name: GAVESTON'S CROSS

List entry Number: 1364935

Location

GAVESTON'S CROSS, BLACKLOW HILL

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

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Leek Wootton and Guy's Cliffe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Apr-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 308063

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

This List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 28/06/2017

10/191

LEEK WOOTTON, Blacklow Hill, Gaveston's Cross

11.04.67

II

1832 by J C Jackson. Monument to mark the site of the execution of Piers Gaveston, the favourite, and supposed lover, of Edward II, in 1312. Sandstone ashlar. 25ft high. Comprises five stepped plinth, on top of which is a square base with a plaque in its south face. Base surmounted by four square pillars topped by a stone slab on which is a heavy short stone cross. The inscription on the plaque reads "In the hollow of this rock was beheaded on the 17 day of July 1312, by barons lawless as himself, Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, the minion of a hateful king, in life and death a memorable instance of misrule".

Listing NGR: SP2890867534

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: SP 28908 67534

Map

Map
© Crown Copyright and database right 2017. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1364935 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 17-Dec-2017 at 07:26:25.

End of official listing