Charing Cross


Charing Cross
The last of 13 *Eleanor crosses built by Edward I to mark the stopping places of the funeral cortege of Eleanor, his queen. It was where the statue of King Charles I can today be found (in Trafalgar Square), at the head of Whitehall. In the precinct of Charing Cross railway station is an elaborate cross but this is only a memorial of the original. Parts are copied from other crosses, also not extant. Initially, a wooden cross had been put up; later it was replaced by one of Caen stone. This was taken down in 1647 during the Civil War. -

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