Manuscript account relating to the Queen Eleanor Cross, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, by Charles Hartshorne, undated, c.1860

Scope and Content

The collection contains a short account by Reverend C.H. Hartshorne of the memorial to Queen Eleanor in London Road, Hardingstone, near Northampton, entitled 'Account of the Cross at Hardingstone in the County of Northampton'. It comprises details of expenses for the building of the memorial, extracted from original documents. There is also a photograph of the memorial.

Administrative / Biographical History

Reverend Charles Henry Hartshorne (1802-1865) was an antiquarian, a Fellow of the Society of Arts, and a member of the Roxburghe Club. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge where he attained a B.A. in 1825 and an M.A. in 1828. The bulk of his clerical career was spent in Northamptonshire. He served as perpetual curate of Cogenhoe, 1838-50, and rector of Holdenby from 1850-65. He published a number of works about British antiquities and the history of Northamptonshire and Northumberland including 'Historic Memorials of Northampton' (Northampton: Abel and Sons, 1848).


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Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

The collection was acquired by the library of the University of Nottingham in about 1945.