Goldsmith's Cross
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 30.887 W 003° 57.161
30U E 432456 N 5596302
Quick Description: A small cross on Dartmoor, Devon UK
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/22/2007 3:37:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM1Q6N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 45

Long Description:
Goldsmith's Cross is named after Lt. Goldsmith R.N. who rediscovered and erected it in 1903 after finding it lying in heather nearby.
It was originally a waymarker for one of the routes across the moor used by the monks.

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:
The cross is a small cross set in the top of a large rounded boulder. The cross is 3 feet 1 inches high and 1 foot 9 inches across the arms.


Describe the location:
On open moorland, not far from the famous Fox Tor Mire.


Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

Year of manufacture: Not listed

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