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Latitude: 51.8056 / 51°48'20"N
Longitude: -0.5558 / 0°33'21"W
OS Eastings: 499668
OS Northings: 212869
OS Grid: SP996128
Mapcode National: GBR F4L.Q9R
Mapcode Global: VHFRR.BW06
Entry Name: The Adelaide Cross on the Green in Front of the Manor House
Listing Date: 2 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1174653
English Heritage Legacy ID: 157728
Location: Little Gaddesden, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4
Civil Parish: Little Gaddesden
Built-Up Area: Little Gaddesden
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Little Gaddesden
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
LITTLE GADDESDEN LITTLE GADDESDEN
SP 91 SE (East side)
1/197 The Adelaide Cross
- on The Green in front
of the Manor House
Monumental cross. Circa 1917 for Lord Brownlow. Limestone monument
raised on a grassed mound approached by a flight of 6 stone steps with
low chamfered side walls. A tall tapering chamfered cross on a chamfered
square plinth on an octagonal inscribed step on an octagonal base in the
form of a stone seat with recessed chamfered plinth, about 7m high
overall. The shaft of the cross formed from 2 stones. Inscribed 'IN
REMEMBRANCE OF ADELAIDE WIFE OF ADELBERT 3RD EARL BROWNLOW BORN 1844
MARRIED 1868 DIED 1917 DAUGHTER OF HENRY 18TH EARL OF SHREWSBURY &
TALBOT' and at base 'MERCY AND PEACE HAVE KISSED EACH OTHER'. An
important landscape feature seen along a vista from the porch of
Ashridge House, q.v. (Senar(1983)97).
Listing NGR: SP9966812869
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