on the top of Brat Tor
Grid Ref: 539 855 Map location: Click here to view map.
Purpose: To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.
Size: The cross measures 12 feet 8 inches (3.86 metres) tall and 4 feet 4 inches (1.32 metres) across the arms. The shaft is 2 feet 1 inch (0.64 metres) square.
Information: The cross is made of 10 layers of roughly cut granite blocks, topped off with a pointed rock. The blocks are of differing sizes, which interlock with each other to make the structure more secure. It was erected at the expense of William Widgery, the well known local artist, and bears the inscription:
'W. Widgery, Fecit, Jubilee, V.R.'
Below and to the west of Brat Tor, the River Lyd meanders its course southwards, before veering off the moor towards the village of Lydford and its picturesque gorge. Immediately below the tor and on the opposite bank of the river is the outcrop of Black Rock, with its handily placed wooden bench.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HE LOVED THE MOORS OF
DEVON, AND ON HIS LAST VISIT
"ARE WE NOT LIKE THIS
IS IT? I THOUGHT, AS I