Marchants Cross
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 28.983 W 004° 03.031
30U E 425470 N 5592867
A cross on South Dartmoor Devon UK
Waymark Code: WM1NZM
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 06/12/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Chris777
Views: 38

In the days when there were several monasteries around the edges of Dartmoor, such as Tavistock Abbey and Buckfast Abbey, Buckland Abbey and Plympton Priory, the monks used to travel across the moor from Abbey to Abbey. The tracks used were over bleak moorland avoided high tors, rivers and bogs. The route was marked with a series of granite crosses. Many of these crosses are still standing, some have been damaged and repaired, some have even been used as gateposts!
Type of cross: Latin cross

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

Characteristics of this cross:
Marchants is in good condition. The cross has an incised cross on each face and stands 7 feet 10 inches tall and 2 feet 3 inches across the arms. It is situated just outside Meavy Village, on the route from Plympton to Tavistock.

Describe the location:
Roadside Cross in a country lane near Meavy.

Is this cross commemorative ?: No

Year of manufacture: Not listed

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