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© Mrs Marion Davies

IoE Number: 427795
Photographer: Mrs Marion Davies
Date Photographed: 17 October 2000
Date listed: 05 February 1970
Date of last amendment: 05 February 1970
Grade II*

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CITY OF WESTMINSTERSTRAND WC2TQ 3080 NW and SWQueen Eleanor72/151; 83/2Memorial Cross5.2.70GVII*

CITY OF WESTMINSTER STRAND WC2 TQ 3080 NW and SW Queen Eleanor 72/151; 83/2 Memorial Cross 5.2.70 GV II* Neo-Eleanor Cross, 1864-65. Designed by E. M. Barry and carved by the firm of Thomas Earp. Portland stone on an Aberdeen granite plinth with Mansfield stone details. Elaborate C14 style based on the form of the Eleanor Crosses but in detail related to the Oxford Martyrs' Memorial. Octagonal on plan and rising in three main stages, surmounted by a spire and cross. The shields in the panels of the first stage copied from the Eleanor Crosses and bearing the arms of England, Castile, Leon and Ponthieu; above the 2nd parapet are 8 statues of Queen Eleanor in niches similar to those of the Oxford Martyrs' Memorial. The client was the Charing Cross Hotel Company, the station forecourt site being some distance from the original Charing Cross site. Survey of London; vol XVIII

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