8. Queen Eleanor's Cross
Site of Queen Eleanor's Cross
At or near this spot at the end of the High Street once stood a memorial to a beloved Queen. When Eleanor, wife of Edward I, died in 1290 he caused a monumental cross to be raised at every point that her coffin had rested on its journey from Lincolnshire to London. One of these places was Stony Stratford.

The cross survived for about 350 years, before being destroyed in the Civil War. The plaque on the wall in the background commemorates its site.

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