The Long Cross, an Early Christian Memorial Stone and Medieval Wayside Cross, and a Post-Medieval Guide Post 400m North of Trelights


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Trelights (nr Port Isaac) - Inscribed Stone - The Long Cross - ancient wayside memorial and road sign (photo May 2014)
Trelights (nr Port Isaac) - The Long Cross - ancient wayside memorial and road sign (photo May 2014)

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Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Cornwall Council


St Endellion

Parliamentary Constituency

North Cornwall

Grid Reference

SR990990 (198982, 79733)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.5821, -4.83981

Nearest Postcode

PL29 3TF

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The guidepost is situated at the Long Cross junction. It has a square-section granite shaft, some 1.5 metre high, and is surmounted by a rectangular granite capstone with a slightly domed top. The sides of the slab are incised with the destinations along the four roads they face, as follows; to the north east `Roscarrock¿, to the south east `Port Isaac¿, to the south west `Padstow¿, and to the north west `Portquin¿. The upper western edge of the shaft has been repaired with a new section of granite and the western corner of the direction slab has also been fractured.

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