2000 Cross, Moretonhampstead, Devon, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 39.654 W 003° 45.719
30U E 446143 N 5612393
Quick Description: A cross in the town of Moretonhampstead, Devon UK
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/29/2009 11:51:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM7ZJW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Long Description:
This wooden cross has been erected to mark the millennuim. It can be located in a public access field close to the town.

Moretonhampstead is an ancient market town situated on the edge of north west Dartmoor in Devon. The town began as a small Saxon settlement around A.D. 700. The name is derived from the original Saxon - 'Mortun' meaning 'an enclosed piece of land near the moor'. The addition of Hampstead came from one of the many Lords of the Manor much later on.
The town is a great place for visitors’ with opportunities for hiking, cycling, and pony trekking, fishing and just relaxing. Moretonhampstead boasts a variety of cafes, pubs, local shops and nearby hotels.

Type of cross: Latin cross

Material used: Wood

Characteristics of this cross:
Plain wooden cross. A small plaque says: Celebrating 2000 years of Christianity

Describe the location:
A public access field, close to the town.

Year of manufacture: 1/1/2000

Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

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