green, just down the road from the Forest Inn, Hexworthy.
Grid Ref: 655 726 Map location: Click here to view map.
Purpose: In commemoration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, 1897.
Size: 7 feet 7 inches (2.30 metres) tall. 2 feet 6 inches (0.75 metres) across the arms.
Information: The cross was made of Dartmoor granite by Messrs Duke, at the Merrivale Quarry. It stands on a pedestal of three steps and the head is shaped like a Maltese Cross and enclosed in a circle, very much in the Cornish style. This pedestal raises the total height of the cross to 11 feet (3.35 metres) above the ground.
The shaft has been engraved with: V.R. 1837-1897