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10 August 2010

See the renovated Eleanor Cross

As readers may have spotted in news, the Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross was unveiled yesterday, following a substantial renovation.


There were originally 12 Eleanor Crosses, which were erected in the 13th Century on the orders of Edward I, in memory of his wife, Eleanor of Castile, and to marki the route which her body was taken to London. The Eleanor Cross in Charing Cross was traditionally the point where all mileage distances on road signs to London were measured.

The original monument was demolished in 1647, and the current structure outside Charing Cross is only actually 145 years old, and was originally commissioned by the South Eastern Railway Company in 1865, to stand in front of their Charing Cross Hotel.

For more, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-10911029

^Picture by Colin Gregory Palmer^

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the great ideas! I'm going to London later this month and will check out a few places you've recommended :)

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  2. Thanks for your support Jessie. Hope you have a good trip.

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  3. I've got back from London about a month ago and this place astonished me! WOW! LONDOD: a place to be, a place to live!
    Unfortunately, though I've been there for a week I couldn't see as much as I would but this website makes me want to get back again soon! In fact Icouldn't see Eleanor Cross at all! ;-(
    CONGRATS for this website:just love it...and just love London!
    Greetings from Italy! DANIELA

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  4. I had wondered what they were doing with it - it had been shrouded in scaffolding for months. I guess they were worried it was going to crush a taxi or something...

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