The Eleanor crosses
were stone monuments in the shape of a cross that Edward I of England
erected in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile
at the twelve places where her funeral procession stopped overnight on its route from Harby, Lincolnshire
, to Westminster Abbey
Those twelve places were:
The only three still standing are the ones at Waltham, Northampton, and Geddington. The one in Charing Cross is a copy of the original.