Ten Tors Cross
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 43.073 W 004° 00.095
30U E 429294 N 5618931
Quick Description: A cross on Northern Dartmoor.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/7/2007 2:47:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM1N9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 45

Long Description:
This cross is within the Dartmoor National Park but it is a very unusual cross for Dartmoor as it is made of concrete, usually Dartmoor crosses are granite.
This cross is 9ft tall and 2ft across the arms, is situated on a public footpath inside Okehampton Army Camp so there is full access to the cross at all times. Read about the history of the cross and the Ten Tors event on this website.
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Type of cross: Latin cross

Material used: Other...

Characteristics of this cross:
This is a tall concrete cross with a plaque which says: TEN TORS CROSS THIS CROSS WAS MOVED HERE IN 1971 FROM THE ORIGINAL TEN TORS VENUE AT DENBURY CAMP NEAR NEWTON ABBOT, IT WAS PRESENTED IN JULY 1960 TO THE JUNIOR LEADERS REGIMENT ROYAL SIGNALS, BY THE PEOPLE OF BOVEY TRACEY TO COMMEMORATE THE ASSISTANCE GIVEN BY THE REGIMENT AT THEIR 700th CHARTER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AS THE REGIMENT HAD PLAYED A LEADING PART IN ORGANISING THE ORIGINAL AND SUCCESSIVE EXPEDITIONS. WHEN THEY LEFT DENBURY, THEY ALSO LEFT THE CROSS AND BEQUEATHED IT TO THE TEN TORS EXPEDITION.


Describe the location:
Beside a public footpath at Okehampton Army Camp


Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

Year of manufacture: Not listed

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