The most recent updates to the Dartmoor Crosses website are summarised below, with links to the relevant pages.
30th July 2018 - Venton Chapel
A new page has now been added for the Venton Chapel Cross, sited to the rear of Venton House, Widecombe-in-the-Moor.
18th July 2018 - Chagford C. of E. Primary School
A new page has now been added for the Chagford C. of E. Primary School Cross, sited at the vehicular entrance to the new school.
10th July 2018 - Ivybridge Mosaic Cross
The page for the Ivybridge Mosaic Cross has been updated to show a photo of the new replacement cross, together with a thumbnail photo of the original cross.
20th February 2018 - Buckland Abbey Cross Shaft
A new page has been added for the Buckland Abbey Cross Shaft, set up in the garden of the former abbey.
27th November 2017 - Cholwich Town and Shaugh Prior Churchyard Crosses
The page for the Cholwich Town Farm Cross has been updated with new photos and provided with accurate grid references. The wording for the Shaugh Prior Churchyard Cross has been updated to include a photo and the details of a (relatively) recently sited roadside cross in the village.
7th November 2017 - Cornwood Memorial Cross
A new page has been added for the Cornwood Memorial Cross in the parish churchyard.
7th September 2017 - Canonteign & Fulford Crosses
Two new pages have been added for the Canonteign Cross and the Fulford Cross in the Dunsford Churchyard.
6th August 2017 - Buckland Church & Buckland Manor Crosses
Both the Buckland Churchyard and the Buckland Manor Crosses have been updated with some new photos, accurate Grid References and additions to the wording of the information about the crosses.
4th July 2017 - Riddon Ridge Incised & Bude Lane Crosses
The photos on the Riddon Ridge Cross page have been replaced with newer ones. Further information has been added to the Bude Lane Cross.
4th June 2017 - Tavistock Memorial, Down St Mary and Chagford Memorial Crosses
New pages have been added for the Tavistock Memorial Cross that stands in Bedford Square, Tavistock and the cross in Down St Mary Churchyard. A new thumbnail photo has been added to the Chagford Memorial Cross page.
4th June 2017 - Horndon Cross Socket Stone
A new page has now been added for the Horndon Cross Socket Stone at the road junction in the village.
3rd June 2017 - North Brentor Memorial Cross
A new page has now been added for the North Brentor Memorial Cross in the centre of the village.
2nd June 2017 - Lydford Memorial, Belstone Incised, Mary Tavy & Peter Tavy Crosses
The measurements of the Lydford War Memorial Cross have been add to this page. The Grid Reference and two updated thumbnail photos have been added to the Belstone Incised Cross. Both the Mary Tavy Village Cross and the Peter Tavy Village Cross have had accurate Grid References added, together with some new thumbnail photos.
16th April 2017 - Southcott Cross
The wording of the Southcott Cross has been updated and a photo of the incised figure on the reverse face of the cross (courtesy of Bob Noakes) has posted up.
13th April 2017 - Princetown Churchyard Cross
The Princetown Churchyard Cross has been updated with a new main photo, together with 3 new thumbnail photos and a more accurate grid reference.
3rd April 2017: Sinclair Cross
A new page has now been added for the Sinclair Memorial Cross beside the Prison Leat.
2nd April 2017: Huntingdon Warren Cross
The reason for the Huntingdon Warren Cross being placed out on the moor has now been added to this page.
5th March 2017: Shaugh Prior Cross & Browney Socket Stone
A thumbnail photo together with some information on a new cross in the village has been added to the Shaugh Prior Cross page. The page for the Browney Cross has been updated to include a thumbnail photo of a plaque and some further information about the cross which was once sited here.
4th March 2017: Southcott, Moon's, Oxenham, Ringhole Copse and Addiscott Crosses
The page for the Southcott Cross has been updated with new photos and an accurate Grid Reference. The Moon's Cross page also has a new photo and the measurements of the shaft have been added. Updated photos and accurate Grid References have been added to the Oxenham, Ringhole Copse and Addiscott Crosses.
23rd November 2016: Throwleigh Memorial and Holystreet Manor Crosses
New pages have been added for the Throwleigh War Memorial Cross and the Holystreet Manor Roof Cross.
22nd November 2016: Northmore's Cross
The little brass Northmore's Cross on Hand Hill has been vandalised and is now missing.
17th November 2016: Dean Prior Churchyard Cross
A new page has been added for the Dean Prior Churchyard Cross and War Memorial.
16th November 2016: Three Barrows Cross
A new page has been added for the Three barrows Cross
15th November 2016: Wacka Tor Cross Socket Stone (abandoned)
A new page has been added for the Wacka Tor Socket Stone (abandoned)
15th October 2016: Hobajohn's Cross
The information about Hobajohn's Cross has been updated.
5th September 2016: Cornwood Village Cross
A thumbnail photo has been added of the Sir Frederic Rogers plaque in the Ivybridge Parish Church and the wording of the Cornwood Village Cross amended accordingly.
4th September 2016: Ivybridge Churchyard, Ivybridge Mosaic & Ivybridge Town Crosses
New pages have been added for the Ivybridge Churchyard Cross, Ivybridge Mosaic Cross and the Ivybridge Town Cross which have all been visited recently.
30th April 2016: Swallerton Gate
Another stone has recently been found in the garden of the property at Swallerton Gate, which looks very much like an ancient wayside cross. This stone is currently being investigated and will be posted as a page to our website as and when it has been verified as a cross.
28th April 2016: Longstone Manor Socket Stone & Narrator Farm Incised Cross
New pages have been added for the Longstone Manor Socket Stone and the Narrator Farm Incised Cross which have now been visited in the area of the Burrator Reservoir.
6th January 2016: Southcott Cross
Further to the news item of 17th April 2015 (below), I'm pleased to report that the Southcott Cross has now been repaired and is back on site.
30th September 2015: Hayford Socket Stone
A new page has been added for the Hayford Socket Stone which has been found recently near the moor track at Lud Gate.
30th June 2015: Leigh Bridge Cross
The Leigh Bridge Cross is currently missing from site. It fell from its position on top of the boulder during the winter of 2013/14 and is currently being held in storage by the Dartmoor National Park Authority until a decision on how best it might be repaired and restored to site has been made.
7th May 2015: New Crosses
New pages have been added for the Buckfastleigh War Memorial, Lustleigh Cemetery, Moretonhampstead War Memorial, Peter Tavy War Memorial and the Sheepstor War Memorial Cross
17th April 2015: Southcott Cross
I went to revisit the Southcott Cross on 17th April and found that it was missing from its normal position in the corner of the garden of Southcott Cross Cottage. The corner of the wall was boarded up, with a sticker being displayed by English Heritage to say that the cross has temporarily been removed for repair. There was no indication of how long the repair might take or when the cross might be returned to its rightful place.
31st March 2015: Renamed Cross
The Two Crosses Cross, near Dunsford, has now been renamed 'Dunsford Two Crosses Cross' to avoid any confusion with the Widecombe Two Crosses Cross, listed below.
31st March 2015: New Cross
A new page has been added for the Widecombe Two Crosses Cross inscribed stone.
30th November 2014: New Cross
A new page has been added for the cross mounted on the top of the Hooker Fountain in Princetown.
24th June 2014: New Cross
A new page has been added for a cross incised on a rock beside the Shavercombe Brook.
12th February 2014: New Cross
A new page has been added for the incised cross and 'IHS' inscription on Middle Puper's Rock.
28th July 2013:
The information on Sally Satterley and Jolly Lane Cott has been amended on the Coffin Stone page.
14th June 2013: Two new crosses
New pages have been added for the Nodden and Stoneslade Crosses. The cross at Hurdwick Farm has also been added recently.
26th August 2010: Burham Farm Socket Stone
We have just received news that the socket stone at Burham Farm has gone missing. Thanks to Karen Lightowler for bringing this to our attention. Karen and her family have been visiting Dartmoor crosses when on holiday in Devon in recent years and says that the "indent where the socket stone stood is quite overgrown so presumably it was moved some time ago." If anyone has any information we would be grateful to hear from you.
5th August 2010: New cross
A new page has been added for the cross head near Little Links Tor.
2nd August 2010: New cross
A new page has been added for the cross at Gutter Tor.
29th November 2009: New cross
A new page has been added for the cross near Huntingdon Warren.
2nd November 2009: Information update
Additional information, with photographs, has been added to the pages for Shaugh Prior Churchyard and the Two Crosses Cross.
16th July 2009: Another cross
A new page has been added for the cross at Hook's cross.
24th June 2009: Information updates
Additional information, with photographs, has been added to the pages for Blackaton Cross, Cadover Cross and Shaugh Prior Cross.
28th February 2009: A cross near Dunsford
A new page has been added for the remains of a cross at Two Crosses.
1st February 2009: A recently erected
A page has been added for the new war memorial cross at Lydford.
January 2009: A new cross for 2009
A new page has been added for the incised cross on Little Mis Tor.
June 2004: New
A new link has been added for the Dartmoor Archive. This is a digitisation project based at Exeter University, which aims to digitally preserve Dartmoor-related photographs. It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Dartmoor Trust and the Dartmoor National Park Authority.
February 2004: Unfinished cross
A new page has been added for the cross at Hanger Farm. Thanks to Steve and Jackie Beale for putting us on to this 'unfinished' cross.
January 2004: A new cross for 2004
A new page has been added for Gisperdown Cross. Thanks to Les Sutton for bringing the whereabouts of this cross head to our attention.
September 2003: A sad tale
The story of the tragic circumstances that led to the erection of the memorial cross at Dunnabridge Farm is told here, thanks to a contribution by Janet Palmer.
August 2003: We're back!
Unfortunately, our ISP decided to remove our site for a time, while they extorted more cash out of us, but now we're back and would like to thank all those visitors who emailed us with their kind compliments.
New photographs have been added to the pages for Cornwood Cross, Ten Tors Cross and the Beatland Corner Socket Stone.
April 2003: Another cross
A new page has been added for the Ten Tors Cross near Okehampton.
January 2003: New crosses for the New Year
New pages have been added for the two crosses at West Wyke.
Happy New Year!
November 2002: Two crosses at Okehampton
New pages have been added for the Okehampton Churchyard Cross and the Okehampton War Memorial Cross.
October 2002: Another Cross near Okehampton
A new page has been added for Southcott Cross, near Okehampton.
October 2002: Test your knowledge!
How much do you know about Dartmoor's Crosses? Try our new quiz - it's just for fun!.
October 2002: Another Cross
A new page has been added for Durdon Cross, near Northlew.
August 2002: New pages
New pages have been added for the cross at Postbridge and the memorial cross at Dunnabridge Farm. Additional information has also been added to the page for Bovey Tracey Churchyard Cross.
June 2002: Information updates
Additional information, with photographs, has been added to the pages for Widgery Cross and Petre's Cross.
May 2002: Three more crosses?
New pages have been added for the incised cross at Riddon Ridge and the crosses at Lower Aish Farm (Poundsgate) and Laughter Tor. We have very little background information on either the purpose or the origin of these crosses, so any additional information will be welcome.
April 2002: Two more additions
New pages have been added for the cross at Shell Top and the cross in the porch at Ermington Church.
April 2002: Information found!
The following appears in the 'News from the National Park' section of the Dartmoor Magazine (issue 66):-
'A new cross base to replace the one that mysteriously disappeared near Greenwell Farm has been replicated. Using old sketches and photographs the National Park Authority's mason has cut and dressed a new base from a granite boulder supplied by Greenwell Farm.'
April 2002: Information needed
Can you help? We have made several unsuccessful attempts to find the socket stone at Greenwell Gert. However, the stone is well documented and details appear in almost all of our source reference books. Does anyone know where it is or what has happened to it?
If you have any information, please email me - thanks.
April 2002: More socket stones
New pages have been added for the socket stones at Browney Cross and Shaugh Prior Churchyard.
March 2002: Two more in the West
New pages have been added for the churchyard cross at Buckland Monachorum, and the socket stone at Burham Farm.
March 2002: A walk for Easter?
Our suggestion for a circular walk around a pleasant corner of West Devon, starting at the Burra Tor Reservoir. The walk includes up to 9 crosses featured on our website. So if you are able, get your boots on and give it a try - we enjoyed it ourselves, but we would appreciate your feedback.
March 2002: Two additions
New pages have been added for the War Memorial cross at Bickleigh and the socket stone at Leigh Farm Lane, near Roborough.
March 2002: 12 Across, 2 Down
Our team's experience of the recent Dartmoor Rescue Group walk, which covered 14 crosses and part of the Monks' Path.
March 2002: New photographs
New photographs, with additional information have been added to the page for Shaden Moor Cross, following the recent replacement of the shaft. A new (old) photograph of Cadover Cross has also been added.
February 2002: Information updates
Additional information has been added to the following pages:-
Beetor Cross; Cavalier Cross (Bovey Tracey); Shaden Moor Cross; Belstone Incised Cross; Elsford Cross; Horn's Cross; Horse Ford Cross and Goldsmith's Cross.
February 2002: Congratulations and thanks
to the Dartmoor Rescue Group - Plymouth Section, on behalf of all who took part in the 12 Across, 2 Down Walk from Venford to Princetown last Sunday 24th February. The day was very well organised and we in the Dartmoor-Crosses.org.uk team thoroughly enjoyed the walk, despite the rain and the mist. More details to follow - watch this space!
February 2002: Crosses at Princetown
New pages have been added for the Princetown War Memorial Cross and the old Ter Hill cross at the Jack Wigmore Memorial Garden.
January 2002: Information updates
A new photograph with supporting information has been added to the page for the cross at Buckland Church, and additional information has been added to the pages for the cross near Fingle Bridge; the Horrabridge Memorial Cross and the crosses at Harford; Kennon Hill; Lake Steep; Manaton; Moretonhampstead; North Bovey; Princetown; Sampford Spiney and Sticklepath Chapel.
January 2002: Two more in the East
New pages have been added for the crosses at Dunsford Churchyard, and Elsford.
January 2002: New crosses for the new year
New pages have been added for the incised crosses on the Coffin Stone, the churchyard cross at Manaton, and the village cross at Cornwood.
September 2001: More crosses and new information
New pages have been added for the cross at Budleigh Bridge and the socket stone at Teigncombe and additional information and a new photograph has been added to the page for the cross at Leigh Bridge.
November 2001: Two new crosses
New pages have been added for the churchyard cross at Chagford and the village cross at Cheriton Bishop and additional information has been added to the page for the cross at Fingle Bridge.
September 2001: Information updates
Additional information and photos added to the pages for Windy Post/Beckamoors Cross, and Leepers Cross.
Please note that our email address has changed.
September 2001: New cross and new information
A new page has been added for the churchyard cross at Leusdon. Additional information has been added to the pages for the crosses at Widecombe Churchyard, and Ter Hill SW.
July 2001: New cross and new photos
A new page has been added for the churchyard cross at Widecombe. New photos have been added to the pages for the crosses at Crazywell Pool, Newleycombe, and Northmore's Cross.
July 2001: Pixies & Prisoners
Check out the new additions to the site for Pixies Cross, the Whitchurch Down Cross and the Churchyard Cross at Princetown.
June 2001: Crosses at Sticklepath
More pages have been added from the walk in the Sticklepath/Belstone area for Sticklepath Chapel Cross; Ladywell Cross and the cross at Bude Lane.
June 2001: Around Belstone & Sticklepath
Some of the crosses visited on a walk in January around the Belstone and Sticklepath. New pages added for Oxenham Cross and the inscribed cross at Belstone.
June 2001: Dartmoor Stone Crosses - The Book
A major new book Dartmoor Stone Crosses, based on the unpublished manuscript of the late Bill Harrison is due to be published by Halsgrove Publishing in September 2001. Click here for more information.
May 2001: Last crosses in the West
New pages have been added for the remaining crosses from my January walk on the Western edge of Dartmoor at Blackaton; Truelove; and Urgles.
April 2001: More crosses in the West
New pages have been added for crosses at Bickleigh; Cadover; Shaden Moor; Shaugh Prior and the socket stone at Beatland Corner.
February 2001: Dartmoor Crosses Century
At long last! The following new additions at Cholwich Town Farm and Harford brings our tally of crosses on the website to the magical 100!
everyone else, we will be staying off the moor until this dreadful Foot and
Mouth outbreak is over.
However, we still have a number of crosses that were visited and photographed during January and February which we will be adding to the site over the coming weeks.
So, although you can't get out there to see them for yourself, we hope that you will find a 'virtual' trip to our crosses enjoyable.
February 2001: More Crosses
New pages have been added for the cross at Buckfastleigh Churchyard. Wrangaton Cross and the crosses at Widecombe Church.
February 2001: Crosses at Ashburton & Buckfast Abbey
New pages have been added for St. Gudula's Cross at Asburton and the former Moorshop Cross and the former Great Palston Farm Cross, both now at Buckfast Abbey
January 2001: New information
New information has been added to the Sourton Green Cross.
January 2001: Restoration of Cross at Peter Tavy
New pages have been added to the site for the newly restored Peter Tavy Village Cross and for the Mary Tavy Village Cross.
January 2001: New information
New information has been added to the pages for the Swallerton Gate and Walkhampton Church House crosses. We have also added new information and previously unpublished photographs relating to the discovery of Goldsmith's Cross and the restoration of a cross on Ter Hill.
December 2000: Crosses at Meavy Church
A new page has been added to the site with information and photos of the ancient crosses at Meavy Church.
December 2000: New Cross for the New Year
We have received exciting news about the restoration of the village cross at Peter Tavy. There will be a short ceremony at midday on 1st January 2001, following which we hope to have a photo and more information - watch this space!
December 2000: Crosses at Bovey Tracey
New pages have been added to the site for The Bovey Stone; The Market Cross at Bovey Tracey and the Bovey Tracey Churchyard Cross.
December 2000: Crosses at Gidleigh & Throwleigh
New pages have been added to the site for crosses at Blackaton Bridge; Gidleigh Churchyard; Kennon Hill and Throwleigh Church.
November 2000: New Crosses in the West
New pages have been added to the site for crosses in the Sheepstor /Walkhampton/Horrabridge area. A suggested walk taking in these crosses will soon be added to the site - in the meantime, see the index for new pages.
November 2000: A Crosses Walk
The Dartmoor Rescue Group, Plymouth Section, has organised a 'Twelve Across Two Down' walk for Sunday 25th February which visits fourteen crosses on the moor. Further details and an on-line booking form can be found at the DRG website.
October 2000: Another Cross
A new page has been added for the R.A.F. Memorial cross on Hameldon, in the Widecombe area.
October 2000: Weather & Firing checks
A new page has been added which gives advice on safety on the moor, with links to the weather check and the Dartmoor Firing Notice.
October 2000: New information
An interesting email has been received relating to Northmore's Cross and a new link has been added to a site featuring Dartmoor and West Devon.
September 2000: Crosses at Buckland-in-the-Moor
New pages have been added to the site for crosses at Buckland Manor and Buckland Church
August 2000: More crosses
New pages have been added to the site for the following crosses:-
The Bishop's Stone (Lustleigh); Headless Cross & Linscott Cross (Moretonhampstead area).
August 2000: New links
New links have been added for accommodation and a site featuring Widecombe.
August 2000: New crosses added
New pages have been added to the site for the following crosses:-
Cavalier's Cross (Bovey Tracey); Drywells & Kingshead Lane (Widecombe area); Higher Combe, Sanduck and South Harton (Lustleigh area); Rippon Tor