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Latitude: 52.3052 / 52°18'18"N
Longitude: -1.5774 / 1°34'38"W
OS Eastings: 428908
OS Northings: 267534
OS Grid: SP289675
Mapcode National: GBR 5LY.J0C
Mapcode Global: VHBXH.LBX6
Entry Name: Gaveston's Cross
Listing Date: 11 April 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1364935
English Heritage Legacy ID: 308063
Location: Leek Wootton and Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35
Civil Parish: Leek Wootton and Guy's Cliffe
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire
Church of England Parish: Leek Wootton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Coventry
This List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 28/06/2017
1832 by J C Jackson. Monument to mark the site of the execution of Piers
Gaveston, the favourite, and supposed lover, of Edward II, in 1312. Sandstone ashlar. 25ft high.
Comprises five stepped plinth, on top of which is a square base with a plaque
in its south face. Base surmounted by four square pillars topped by a stone
slab on which is a heavy short stone cross. The inscription on the plaque
reads "In the hollow of this rock was beheaded on the 17 day of July 1312,
by barons lawless as himself, Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, the minion
of a hateful king, in life and death a memorable instance of misrule".
Listing NGR: SP2890867534
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