Nuns Cross, Dartmoor
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 30.749 W 003° 58.148
30U E 431286 N 5596061
Quick Description: A tall granite cross on the route of the Abbots Way.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/10/2007 5:36:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM1NMJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 71

Long Description:
This cross is a waymarking cross and stands at the side of the main track across the moor known as the The Abbots’ Way. The track links the Abbey at Buckfast with Tavistock Abbey.
It was also named as a boundary mark of the King’s Forest in the perambulation of 1240. This granite cross stands 6 feet 10 inches tall and 2 feet 7 inches across the arms.
Type of cross: Latin cross

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

Characteristics of this cross:
An inscription ‘BOC LOND’ appears on the western face of the cross.

Describe the location:
The cross is situated on open moorland next to the ancient trans-moor route the Abbots Way. The deserted Nuns Cross Farm is nearby.

Is this cross commemorative ?: No

Year of manufacture: Not listed

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