Charing Cross

Charing Cross (HM27T9)

Location: London, England WC2N Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.503', W 0° 7.529'

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The Charing Cross Monument is modeled on an early midieval commemorative cross erected by King Edward I for his Queen Eleanor I of Castile (1246-90). Twelve crosses marked the journey of her funeral cortege from Harby near Lincoln where she died, to this last stop before Westminster Abbey where she is buried. A cross was built at every place where the procession rested overnight. The original cross, from which all distances from London were once measired, was probably at the top of Whitehall and was demolished in 1647. In 1863 the new Charing Cross Monument was built here as a meeting place for Charing Cross Station. It was designed by E.M. Barry (the architect of the hotel behind) and carved by T. Earp. Barry also designed giant stone piers and railings to the forecourt which were removed in 1958 to widen The Strand. Architects Terry Farrell & Company designed new piers and cast iron railings in 1989. All decorative details are based on Barry's original design.
HM NumberHM27T9
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Date Added Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 699472 N 5710279
Decimal Degrees51.50838333, -0.12548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.503', W 0° 7.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 30.18" N, 0° 7' 31.74" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40 A4, London England WC2N, GB
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