Widgery Cross
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 39.095 W 004° 04.042
30U E 424544 N 5611624
Quick Description: A Cross high on the western slopes of Dartmoor.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/8/2007 1:40:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM1NBT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 44

Long Description:
Brat Tor has a 12 ft 8in high granite cross on it's summit it’s known as Widgery Cross.
It was erected by of William Widgery, the well known local artist, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.
It is an unusual cross for Dartmoor as it is made from granite blocks, as far as I know this is the only one on Dartmoor made in this way.
Type of cross: Latin cross

Material used: Stone (granite, sandstone, marble, ...)

Characteristics of this cross:
Made from granite blocks.


Describe the location:
High on a tor overlooking Western Dartmoor.


Year of manufacture: 01/01/1887

Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

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