Bristol Cross & St Peter’s
Number of views as of 15th October 2016 = 590.
The Bristol High Cross & St Peter’s Parish Church, Stourton, Wiltshire, England.
Some 40 feet high, the High Cross was originally erected at a main crossroads in the city of Bristol in 1373.
The cross was a monument to four kings of England – Edward III, Edward IV, Henry III and King John. Later 4 more statues were added – those of Charles I, Queen Elizabeth I, Henry VI and James I.
By 1733, the Cross was considered by some to be something of an obstruction to the thoroughfares of the city, so it was moved to College Green and rebuilt on land owned by Bristol Cathedral.
Unfortunately there followed more complaints about its location, and in 1768 the Cross was moved again to the gardens of a friend of the cathedral’s dean, Henry Hoare of Stourhead.
St Peter’s Parish Church is on the Stourhead Estate but does not belong to the National Trust. It dates from the 14th century but was reconstructed in the 19th century. The Church contains monuments and relics belonging to the Hoare and Stourton families.
Date: 25th October 2009.