SP4540 : Banbury Cross Roundabout

taken 9 years ago, near to Banbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Banbury Cross Roundabout
Banbury Cross Roundabout
View from Horse Fair looking South
Banbury Cross

At one time Banbury had many crosses (The High Cross, The Bread Cross and The White Cross), but these were destroyed by Puritans on 26 July 1600. Banbury remained without a cross for more than 250 years until the current Banbury Cross was erected in 1859 at the centre of the town to commemorate the marriage of Victoria, Princess Royal (eldest child of Queen Victoria) to Prince Frederick of Prussia. The current Banbury Cross is a stone, spire-shaped monument decorated in Gothic form. Statues of Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V were added in 1914 to commemorate the coronation of George V. The cross is fifty-two feet six inches (16 metres) high, and topped by a gilt cross LinkExternal link.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Banbury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 45356 40376 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.5949N 1:20.3919W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 45395 40396
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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