When Queen Eleanor died in 1290 her body was taken to London from Harby in Lincolnshire. A memorial cross was erected at each place where the funeral procession rested overnight. The Geddington Cross is one of the best surviving crosses.


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Russell Jacklin (2 years ago)
Somewhere I've always wanted to go once I read about Edward and Eleanors love affair and her death and of course her funeral crosses. The cross at Geddington is the best preserved cross out of them all, ironically the cross on the top was removed in the 17th century possibly by commonwealth soldiers. Geddington has other places of interest, although there is no evidence of it any more Geddington was the site of a royal hunting lodge so the church was visited by many kings and queens of England which has stood since the 9th century albeit with modifications by the Normans and Victorians The bridge in the village was built in 1240 by Henry 2nd to divert the traffic across the river Ise from the Roman ford which is still in use Love this little village
Chris Willis (2 years ago)
Geddington is a delightful village, hugely photogenic & full of history. The Eleanor Cross is a tremendous feat of late 13th century engineering & a great work of art. Strongly recommend a visit to the village to see the cross & the church. You can book a tour with Kam whose knowledge of history, the church & the village is inexhaustible! A very lively & entertaining guide. The village has 2 good pubs & an excellent tea room. Make sure you walk down to the packhorse bridge built in 1250.
Julie Hemmings (2 years ago)
Gorgeous village steeped in History. We were lucky enough to be treated to the story of the Cross by a very well informed local historian. It is the only of the remaining crosses that they think is in its original spot, due to the spring that bubbles up in the purpose built cover at the foot of the memorial. Definitely going back to explore more of the village
Becci Doherty (2 years ago)
We see you and your pretty cross. We see you. All showy off, look at our old stuff we fancy. Yes, yes you are.
Olivia Turton (2 years ago)
Stunning piece of architectural history in the heart of Geddington. Not much to see but if you are a history buff it is lovely to see. Nearby church is also a point of historical interest.
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