Sunday, 3 June 2012

HUNTINGDON CROSS - DARTMOOR

HUNTINGDON CROSS- DARTMOOR
As well as all the Tors that can be seen on Dartmoor, there are numerous crosses and standing stones that seem to add to the mystery and atmosphere of the area. 


This stone is known as Huntingdon Cross and can be found at Lower Huntingdon corner, on the bank of the River Avon at it's confluence with the Western Wellabrook. 


It would appear as though this cross was originally erected as a waymarker for the Abbot's Way. However, in the mid 16th century it was utilised by Sir William Petre, as one of four crosses used to mark the boundary of his manor, Brent, with the parishes of Dean Prior, Harford and Princetown.

5 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

What an adventure !

Thank you for taking us with you. Please have a good Wednesday.

monika said...

Beautiful post.

Trevor said...

*Robert Geiss*
Thanks Robert....you have a good Wednesday too.

*monika*
Thanks for your visit and comment Monika....

Olga said...

These historical landmarks are truly amazing and they are able to give a sense of connection with the past.

Trevor said...

*Olga*
I love these types of photographic subject and most of my monochrome images are based around them....Thanks for your comment Olga....