TQ3080 : Charing Cross Station, WC2

taken 9 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Charing Cross Station, WC2
Charing Cross Station, WC2
A ten-month long project to repair and restore this particular Eleanor Cross ended in August 2010. This is the second replica and it replaces the first replica that was installed c.1647. This one was designed by Edward Middleton Barry, architect of the Charing Cross Hotel, visible on the left. King Edward I had a series of wooden crosses erected between 1291-94 in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile, marking the nightly resting-places along the route taken when her body was transported from Lincoln to London. Once in London she was buried in Westminster Abbey at the feet of her father-in-law King Henry III.The wooden Eleanor crosses were eventually replaced by lavishly decorated stone monuments of which three survive intact along the route. To the right of the cross is The Strand (the A4 road).
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3021 8050 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5062N 0:7.5087W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3024 8052
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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