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The aim for this category is to find crosses situated within churchyards which are free standing crosses and not attached to an individuals grave.
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A Christian cross also known as the Latin cross or crux ordinaria. It is the most common symbol of Christianity.
Most Dartmoor crosses have been carved out of single block of granite, many are roughly cut due to the fact they go back to the time of the monasteries, some which are believed to more than 1300 years old.

In Celtic regions of Ireland and Great Britain, many free-standing upright crosses were erected, beginning at least as early as the 7th Century. Some of these 'Celtic' crosses bear inscriptions in runes. There are many surviving free-standing crosses in Cornwall (famously St Piran's cross at Perranporth) and Wales, on the island of Iona and in the Hebrides, as well as the many in Ireland.

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We welcome any Abbey, Churchyard or Monastery crosses, from anywhere in the world, NOT on a grave, NOT attached to a church and NOT in a church.
Crosses that are graves or memorials to individual people or families will not be accepted.
We will accept war memorial crosses in graveyards.
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• About the history of the cross, if known.
• Which century was it erected?
• What is the cross made of?
• What is the purpose of the cross?

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Campo Santo Teutonico Kreuz - Vatikan, Italy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 4/15/2015

last visited: 11/3/2018

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