Beatland Corner, on the bank at the side of the road.
Longitude/Latitude (Degrees+/-): -4.04628/50.44343 (approx.)
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Waymarker on the ancient route taken by the monks between the
Augustinian Priory at Plympton and Tavistock Abbey.
socket stone measures 2 feet 2 inches (0.66 metres) by 2 feet (0.61
metres) at the base and 1 foot 10 inches (0.56 metres) high. The size of
the socket is 15 inches (0.38 metres) by 9 inches (0.23 metres) and 6
inches (0.15 metres) deep.
socket stone is all that remains of this cross. The edges of the socket
have been badly damaged over the years. Although no-one really knows
what has happened to the rest of the cross, William Crossing suggested
that this socket stone could once have held the
Shaden Moor Cross. The size and roughly shaped nature of the shaft
would appear to be a very good match for the socket stone. Even though
the two are now about ¾ mile apart, there are other instances on the
moor where crosses have been moved greater distances.
Beatland Corner is at the crossroads of the Shaugh Prior to Wotter and
Cadover Bridge to Sparkwell Roads. The local pronunciation for this site
is: ‘Binlin’s Corner’.