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The Countess' Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Donington, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8398 / 52°50'23"N

Longitude: -1.3832 / 1°22'59"W

OS Eastings: 441647

OS Northings: 327100

OS Grid: SK416271

Mapcode National: GBR 7H8.YZP

Mapcode Global: WHDH7.QWK9

Plus Code: 9C4WRJQ8+WP

Entry Name: The Countess' Cross

Listing Date: 16 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361332

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358108

Location: Castle Donington, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, DE74

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Castle Donington

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Castle Donington St Edward the King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Description

SK 42 NW
2/61

CASTLE DONINGTON
DONINGTON PARK
The Countess's Cross

II

Memorial cross. 1874. Ashlar. Celtic cross on high rusticated pedestal,
surrounded at foot by large boulders roughly grouped in shape of a hand.
Inscription on cross records the burial on site of the right hand of Edith, 10th
Countess of Loudon. It is said that, by burying her right hand here, in a position
overlooking most of the park, the Countess wished to influence the control
of the estate after her death, and protect it from the squandering lifestyle of
her brother.

Listing NGR: SK4164727100

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