Built into the wall of
Buckland Manor, between the entrance doors and the gate.
Grid Ref: 721 730 Map location: Click here to view map.
Purpose: It was originally in use as a Waymarker
Size: 3 feet 7 inches (1.09 metres) tall. The exposed area across the arms measures 12 inches (30 metres). However, as the distance from the edge of the outside arm to the centre of the cross is 8 inches (0.20 metres), it must be assumed that the full width across the arms is 16 inches (0.40 metres).
Information: This is obviously a really ancient and crudely fashioned cross. Its shape is very irregular, even more so than Bennetís Cross. Although it matches very well with the stonework of the wall, it does not fit squarely as one shoulder protrudes slightly from the line of the wall, whilst the other is buried into it.
This is another cross that has been used as a gatepost at some point in its history, as can be seen by the square hole in its face that would have accommodated the hinge. The rusted remains of the second hinge can still be seen at the bottom of the cross.