Browse crosses

Location At the roadside and beneath a large ash tree near Sanduck Farm, which is midway between Lustleigh and North Bovey.

O/S Grid Ref:  SX/76825/83611       Longitude/Latitude (Degrees+/-):  -3.74328/50.63913  

Map location:  Click here to view map.

Purpose:  Waymarker.

Size:  4 feet 2 inches (1.27 metres) high, 1 foot 6 inches (0.46 metres) across the arms.

Information:  This cross was sited in its current position in 1902, having been found built into the foundations of the Sanduck farmhouse. It appears as though there was a fire in the 17th century farmhouse on the day of the annual harrier hunt meet on Bellever Tor, in April 1901. Luckily the workmen realised what they had found when the site was being cleared prior to rebuilding. It is now thought that the cross was hidden from the Puritans, at the time when many of the country’s religious artefacts were being destroyed.

One arm of the cross was unfortunately missing and has had to be replaced and it is set into a replacement socket stone. This is a well-proportioned cross with chamfered arms and shaft. The original site of the cross is not known, but is thought to be somewhere near its current position.