Blackaton Cross
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 27.020 W 004° 00.903
30U E 427936 N 5589194
Quick Description: A Cross on Dartmoor Devon UK.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/12/2007 1:44:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM1NZT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 38

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 routes 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:
This cross would have been a waymarker on the route to and from Plympton Priory. Only the head and socket is original, the shaft was replaced by a windowsill from a local house. It stands at 6 feet tall and 2 feet across the arms.


Describe the location:
Wayside cross beside the old road from Cadover Bridge to Ivybridge, this road is now closed due to the nearby Clay Pit. Access can be gained from Cadover Bridge to a Car Park just beside the cross.


Is this cross commemorative ?: No

Year of manufacture: Not listed

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