Stone cross ENE of Childe's Tomb


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County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

West Devon Borough Council


Dartmoor Forest

Parliamentary Constituency

Torridge and West Devon

Grid Reference

SN637637 (263656, 70590)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.5186, -3.92348

Nearest Postcode

PL20 6SD

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A freestanding cross, situated in enclosed moorland pasture, approximately 7.8m from a wall junction. It stands 1.7m high and the slightly damaged Latin crosshead is 0.75m wide. The shaft, 0.3m by 0.2m at the base, is chamfered on only one face; the opposite face has squared corners, and the chamfers terminate 0.4m above the foot of the shaft at a rather crude, weathered stop. The shaft is cemented into a socket stone, a moorland boulder of sub-triangular shape 1.0m long and, at maximum, 0.65m wide; it protrudes slightly from the ground. It was originally found by Crossing who also found the head of a latin cross lying alongside, and recommended its erection on Childe's Tomb (SX 67 SW 31).

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