Foxton Cross


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'The Headless Cross' or 'Whealam Bottom Cross'
'The Headless Cross' or 'Whealam Bottom Cross'

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Tin Works

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

West Devon Borough Council


Dartmoor Forest

Parliamentary Constituency

Torridge and West Devon

Grid Reference

SN612612 (261198, 69466)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.5079, -3.95772

Nearest Postcode

PL20 6SL

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Earthwork remains of medieval or later tinworks situated 400 metres south of Foxtor Mires. The features were recorded during an archaeological field survey in 1994 and included pits and a small openwork. The pits are small, with an average diameter of 1-2 metres and depth of 1 metre. The openwork is 100 metres long, 1-2 metres wide and 1metre deep.

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User-Submitted Notes

I am a bit confused about the title 'Foxton Cross'?
According to the Legendary Dartmoor site, this is known as 'The Headless Cross' or 'Whealam Bottom Cross'?

G Bolster, 30 November 2012

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