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Millennium Cross at Battersea manor Millennium Cross at Battersea manor

Monument: Millennium Cross at Battersea manor

Erection date: 2000


This cross was erected to the glory of God to commemorate 2000 years since the birth of Christ. It is on the site of a manor given to Saint Erkenwald, Bishop of London, by King Caedwalla of Wessex, in the 7th century, for spiritual use probably by his sister, Saint Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking.

The Batterea 'manor' at this time was an area mainly laid out as strip fields, used for farming and grazing. It remained unbuilt-up until Battersea Park was laid out 1855 - 7. We expect the manor was used to provide food, or more likely, income, to the Abbess, not a use we would describe as 'spiritual'.

Site: Millennium Cross at Battersea manor (1 memorial)

SW11, Battersea Park

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Millennium Cross at Battersea manor

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King Caedwalla of Wessex

King of Wessex c.685 - 688 when he abdicated. Through battle he won the terri...

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Saint Erkenwald

Saint. Also known as Ercenwald, Earconwald, Eorcenwald and Erconwald. Born at...

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Saint Ethelburga / Aethelburh

Founder and Abbess of Barking. Probably used the manor in what is now Batters...

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