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Gaveston's Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek Wootton and Guy's Cliffe, Warwickshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4W8C4F+32

Entry Name: Gaveston's Cross

Listing Date: 11 April 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1364935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 308063

Location: Leek Wootton and Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35

County: Warwickshire

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

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This List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 28/06/2017


Blacklow Hill,
Gaveston's Cross



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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