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Hardingstone Eleanor Cross

Landmark in Geddington

The Hardingstone Eleanor Cross sits beside a busy road in an attractive suburb of Northampton, and is part of an old love story. The Hardingstone Eleanor Cross is one of 12 elegant crosses erected by Edward I along the route of the funeral procession of his late wife Eleanor, in 1290. She died when 47 years old and was carried from Harby in Nottinghamshire to Westminster Abbey, where she was eventually buried in a magnificent tomb. The original 12 Eleanor crosses were placed at Lincoln, Grantham, Stamford, Geddington, Northampton (at Hardingstone), Stony Stratford, Woburn, Dunstable, St Albans, Waltham, West Cheap in the City of London, and finally at the royal mews at Charing (Charing Cross). Only three survive today; at Waltham, Hardingstone and Geddington, also in Northamptonshire.

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280 London Road

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