Cadover Cross
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 27.858 W 004° 02.393
30U E 426195 N 5590772
A granite waymarking cross on Dartmoor.
Waymark Code: WM1P2K
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 06/13/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Chris777
Views: 39

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 were 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:
In 1873 the cross was erected by solders after lying on the ground for many years. By 1901 it had fallen again. In 1915, a new shaft was made and fitted to the cross; the cross was then erected to where it stands today. This cross stands at 7 feet 9 inches tall and 2 feet 6 inches across the arms.

Describe the location:
On moorland overlooking the River Plym.

Is this cross commemorative ?: No

Year of manufacture: Not listed

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