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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.


List entry Number: 1364935



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.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 308063

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LEEK WOOTTON, Blacklow Hill, Gaveston's Cross



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

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National Grid Reference: SP 28908 67534


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