Newleycombe Cross, Dartmoor.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 30.927 W 003° 59.261
30U E 429975 N 5596409
Quick Description: A stone waymarking cross on Dartmoor, Devon UK
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/21/2007 5:04:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM1Q39
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
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:
This cross stands at 6ft 1in tall and 1ft 11 ins across the arms.


Describe the location:
On open moorland.


Is this cross commemorative ?: No

Year of manufacture: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post at least one photograph of this cross.
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