Browse crosses

LocationTo the right of the entrance to the lane that runs up to South Harton Farm, between Lutleigh and North Bovey.

O/S Grid Ref:  SX/77251/82279       Longitude/Latitude (Degrees+/-):  -3.73681/50.62725  

Map location:  Click here to view map.

Purpose:  Waymarker.

Size:  6 feet 1 inch (1.86 metres) tall and 1 foot 8 inches (0.51 metres) across the arms.  The width of the shaft tapers from 1 foot 8 inches (0.52 metres) at the base to 1 foot 3 inches (0.38 metres) below the arms and is 1 foot 2 inches (0.36 metres) deep.

Information:  The cross has obviously been split down the middle at some point in its past in order to make two substantial gateposts. At some time during the 19th century, a former occupier of South Harton Farm retrieved the cross and put it back together again. The two halves have been roughly cemented together, with the whole being partly built into the farm wall.

The arms of the cross seem to be quite small in comparison to the massive shaft and the top of the shaft tapers to almost a point at the top. The original site of the cross is not known, but is thought to be somewhere near its current position.