»  Restoration of the Eleanor Cross

Booklet cover



Queen Eleanor's Cross, near which I spent my childhood, was subjected to some careful cleaning and restoration in the early 1980s.

As part of the project, Northampton Borough Council produced a curious little booklet titled Restoration of the Eleanor Cross. The booklet was obviously written by a local antiquarian, though oddly the author's name does not appear in it anywhere.

The booklet offers some original and interesting speculations about the original shape of the cross. There is a good deal about Queen Eleanor's Cross(es) on the internet, but nothing like these speculations. I have therefore reproduced them here.

The booklet has 28 pages of text and diagrams, with some front and back matter. I have set up each booklet page image as a separate web page, with previous/next links on each web page for easy reading. With the links below you can start at "Front cover" and just read through, or you can go to any particular page immediately.

Front cover
Inside front cover
Page 1       Page 2       Page 3       Page 4       Page 5       Page 6       Page 7
Page 8       Page 9       Page 10     Page 11     Page 12     Page 13     Page 14
Page 15     Page 16     Page 17     Page 18     Page 19     Page 20     Page 21
Page 22     Page 23     Page 24     Page 25     Page 26     Page 27     Page 28
Inside back cover
Back cover