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BANBURY CROSS AND WINCHESTER'S BUTTER CROSS

BANBURY CROSS AND WINCHESTER'S BUTTER CROSS

The Cross at Banbury (left), so celebrated in nursery rhyme, was destroyed by the Puritans, who were particularly strong in this town. Its successor is comparatively modern. The Butter Cross at Winchester stands in the High Street, and was built about the time of Henry VI, perhaps by Cardinal Beaufort. It is forty-three feet high arid the design resembles that of the cross at Leighton Buzzard. There is still one of the old statues on it left, representing S. John. The cross was restored in 1865.

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