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LocationOn the green, just down the road from the Forest Inn, Hexworthy.

O/S Grid Ref:  SX/65625/72636       Longitude/Latitude (Degrees+/-):  -3.89760/50.53801   

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