Hutchinsons Cross, Dartmoor, Devon UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 30.728 W 003° 58.597
30U E 430755 N 5596029
Quick Description: Hutchinson's Cross is modern Dartmoor granite cross.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/16/2008 12:35:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM5C72
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 10

Long Description:
Hutchinson's Cross is modern granite cross erected in 1968 by Lt. Commander B. Hutchinson, as a memorial to his mother and is inscribed "S.L.H. 1887 - 1966.
It is believed to sit in a socket cut into a boulder which predates to a much earlier time. It is quite feasible that there was an ancient cross here as it is on the route of the Abbots Way.
The cross stands at 4 feet 7 inches tall and 2 feet across the arms.
The cross is situated beside the Devonport Leat.
Devonport Leat is a considerable engineering achievement. It was built in the 1790's to take fresh water to the ever growing docks of Devonport in Plymouth, but now it terminates at Burrator reservoir. The water is taken from the West Dart River and the Cowsic, north of Two Bridges. Only the Dartmoor section of the leat survives due to building and modernization within the city of Plymouth.
Type of cross: Latin cross

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

Characteristics of this cross:
A granite cross set into a rounded boulder.

Describe the location:
In an isolated moorland setting.

Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

Year of manufacture: Not listed

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