Horn's Cross

Taken in 1941 of Horns cross on Holne Moor, at the junction of the Monks? Path and the track that runs between South Brent and Hexworthy. It was one of a number of crosses that marks the route of the Monks? Path, the name of the track that links the Buckfast Abbey with those at Tavistock and Buckland. It stands at 1.88 metres high and .57 metres across the arms. The cross is very old (circa 14th Century) with one arm badly damaged. It is fairly certain that the shaft is not original, having been replaced at some time in the past. The head has been cemented onto the shaft and reinforced by the use of an iron clamp on both the front and back faces of the cross. The shaft is fixed into a large socket stone.

Record Details

Boddy Collection (© J.H. Boddy)

File ID: f9667957482b04c2b4c2f255843b07ca

DA ID: 100458

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