In the Hameldown area.
Due to the fact that other similar crosses on the moor have been either
stolen or damaged, we have decided not to publish the exact location of
This is believed to be a memorial cross.
Size: The cross is just 1¾
inches (45mm) high and measures 1¼ inches (30mm) across the arms. The
width and depth of the shaft is just under ¼ inch (5mm). The rock on
which the cross sits measures 4 feet 5 inches (1.35 metres) by 4 feet 2
inches (1.27 metres) and is 22 inches (0.56 metres) high.
This little cross is cemented into a small cleft on the top of a rock
situated near the track that runs over Hameldown. It is
certainly the smallest cross that we know of on the moor and its shaft is
slightly bent. However, its position commands a wonderful view of the
moorland in an arc from Dartmeet, through Princetown around to the
The South East face of the cross has the year 1990 engraved in dots
across the arms. The North West face has RIP engraved across the arms
and the date of 27.2.91 engraved up the shaft, again all in dots.
Our thanks to Mistybraken (Shirley) for bringing this cross to our