ELEANOR CROSS, Waltham

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ELEANOR CROSS, Waltham

One of three surviving original Eleanor Crosses of the 12 ordered by Edward I to commemorate his deceased wife, Eleanor. Eleanor died at Harby in 1290 and a cross was subsequently erected at every point where the cortege carrying her body rested on its journey to Westminster. The other three surviving crosses are at Geddington and Hardingstone in Northamptonshire; the final cross was at Charing, London. The Waltham Cross is in the centre of the town near the Pavilions Shopping Centre and has been heavily restored.

Photo Nigel Cox via Wikimedia.  Post code is approximate.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Waltham Cross
County
Hertfordshire
Post Code
EN8 7AJ
Main Historic Period
Medieval
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Waltham Abbey
Primary Management
Local Authority

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