The cross stands on the northern bank of the West Dart River, near Hurdle
Pool and is more or less opposite Little Sherberton Farm.
Please note: The cross stands on private land belonging to Dunnabridge Farm and permission of the owner should be sought before making a visit.
Grid Ref: 639 737 Map location: Click here to view map.
Purpose: Memorial Cross
Size: 4 feet (1.22 metres) tall. 1 foot 4 inches (0.41 metres) across the arms. The shaft is 7½ inches (0.19 metres) in depth.
Information: This roughly hewn cross, at first glance, looks quite ancient. However, on closer inspection the lack of weathering, one would expect of an ancient cross, shows that it is relatively modern. In fact, it was made and erected in about 1929 by Mr Francis Caunter, the then tenant of Dunnabridge Farm, and Mr Jubilee Worth.
The cross is a memorial to Christopher Holman Richards, who was drowned in the river near this spot on 19th August 1928. The story of this tragic event, as related by Christopher's cousin Nancy Holman, is reproduced here by kind permission of Mrs. Janet Palmer.