SP4540 : Arriving in Banbury

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

Arriving in Banbury
Arriving in Banbury
A Stagecoach bus arrives in Banbury, pretty much on time, after its 90-minute run from Oxford. As it does so it passes the town's famous - but not very ancient - cross.
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
Wednesday, 13 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 4532 4040 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.6080N 1:20.4233W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 4534 4042
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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