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Address: West St & Grafton Road, Kettering NN14 1AD, England
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A well preserved monument

I have visited this monument several times. It marks one of the resting places of Queen Eleanor's body on it's way back to London. Set in the delightful village of Geddington... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lainey34
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited this monument several times. It marks one of the resting places of Queen Eleanor's body on it's way back to London. Set in the delightful village of Geddington Northamptonshire it remains one of the best preserved monuments constructed in local stone by masons of the area. Just down the road is a road bridge and ford across... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in the centre of the village which is easily assessable from the A43 this is one of 3 remaining monuments erected in memory of Queen Eleanor marking the places her body rested on its final journey to Westminster Abbey. After take a wander down to the old bridge and ford which are a few hundred yards away and extremely... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Erected soon after Queen Eleanor's death in 1290, this is the most well preserved of 3 remaining markers of her final journey to Westminster Abbey where she was laid to rest. Set in historic Geddington, just off the A43 in Northamptonshire, the cross with its fine sculptures and carvings forms the centrepiece of the village. Nearby are other places of... More 

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Thank 541anon
Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is an historic monument set in a beautiful village with other interesting sights to see I e the church and ford

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Thank norman119
Wellingborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

One of only three remaining Eleanor Crosses, (another is in Hardingstone) and easily the most complete and the most beautiful. Set in one of the prettiest villages in the area, with a thirteenth-century bridge across the river and a wonderful ford beside it complete with ducks, the Cross stands proudly in the village centre. Just sit on the steps and... More 

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Thank Saintyvic
Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

One of the few crosses to experience, in the village of gelding ton. A must to see, also nearby is a river ford to drive through. It's very piostcard stuff.

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Thank peter h
Thrapston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Actually in the village of Geddington, this monument is right in the center of the village. Beautiful to look at and the story that accompanies it is really special. The village is also worth walking around in and has a lot of history. there are story boards near the Church with maps of the village. If you are in the... More 

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Thank wolfpaks
Newtown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Interesting to contrast Charing Cross this being in a lovely old village, charming church, ford and old bridge, typical village pub as well, worth a detour to see this small piece of history.

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Thank Charles F
Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The cross is of historic interest and sits snugly in the centre of the village. Visited along with the ford bridge and church. A visit is worthwhile.

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Thank Georgina D
Otford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This beautiful monument to a queen is located in a small picturesque village - Geddington. The cross, the bridge and the church are all good photographic subjects.

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