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If you are passing...

The funeral procession of Queen Eleanor stopped in Stamford for the night on the way to London... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2019
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
When is a cross not a cross?

This local land mark is of interest to visitors strolling the streets of this pretty town. A spike... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Stamford, United Kingdom
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Mar 13, 2019
“If you are passing...”
Feb 12, 2019
“When is a cross not a cross?”
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

The funeral procession of Queen Eleanor stopped in Stamford for the night on the way to London. Little remains of the original cross and there is disagreement as to its exact site. A modern 'cross' was erected in the old Sheep Market as the centrepiece...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank EESW1
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

As a local I can confirm it’s only about fifteen years old and replaced a perfectly good mini car park. It is based on an historical design but was plonked in that position for no better reason than tourism, it is not a recreation of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StuartTaylor1
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This local land mark is of interest to visitors strolling the streets of this pretty town. A spike of rock is set in the ground and can be seen when transiting between the town and the meadows car parking area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stevecox803
Reviewed September 17, 2018

'spire' sited in front of a very uninspiring possibly 70s architectural design, which somewhat detracts from its original intention.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael J
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Walking around Stamford I came upon this unusual Spire. Interested in such things I looked all around it for information & couldn't find anything! Disappointing

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SPYC
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy history. Thanks JJ-Whippet53 for telling us about it. we found the plaque on a wall at the top of Castle Dyke.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank escaping2016
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I think it’s been added here as something to do if you’re not hungry, but as a monument it’s undramatic and as a seat it’s uncomplimentary to the people who live here who I am sure would welcome a back to their chair. Seats are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 746dl
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Situated in a paved area close to the shopping area in a conservation area. On a Saturday there is also market stalls.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Straberries
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This lovely carved stone spire is a modern memorial to Queen Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, who died in Lincolnshire in 1290. Her body was brought by funeral cortege back to London, a journey of 12 days, and at each overnight stopping place,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
5  Thank Anthony J
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