2 edition of The old stone crosses of the Dartmoor borders found in the catalog.
The old stone crosses of the Dartmoor borders
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It is marked as ‘Jay’s Grave’ on large-scale Ordnance Survey maps, at National Grid Reference SX Jay’s Grave. There are several graves on Dartmoor, and many stone markers and crosses, some of which are thought to mark graves, but the essence of Jay’s Grave is its anonymity. It is quite easy to drive past without even noticing it. The old stone crosses of the Dartmoor borders, with notices of the scenery and traditions of the district / by William Crossing. - Exeter: James , - p,lvs: ill,map ; 23cm. Copies: WSL: B/DAR 5//CRO ; BAR: /DAR 5/CRO ; Author: Ian Maxted. From inside the book Chagford church common rights Commons of Devon Cornwood courts Cranmere Crockern Tor cultivation Dartmeet Dartmoor Commoners Dartmoor Preservation Association Dartmoor village pounds prehistoric Princetown prison probably region river rows rural settlements Shaugh sheep Sheepstor smelting South Brent Stannary stone. Hentor Warren Bound Stone No.3 Hentor Warren Bound Stone No.4, Inscribed H W B Horse Shoe Stone (? possibly the No Stone?) HWB1 Boundary Rock, South Dartmoor JS (John Scoble’s) Stone L Boundary Stone L Stone Langcombe Hill Boundary Stone Long Pool Bound Stone M I Leighon Bound Stone New Cobra Head Marker, Eylesbarrow Old Jack .
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The Dartmoor crosses are a series of stone crosses found in Dartmoor National Park in the centre of Devon, of them are old navigational aids, needed because of the remoteness of the moorland and its typically bad weather.
Some mark medieval routes between abbeys. Other crosses were erected as memorials, for prayer, as town or market crosses, in churchyards, Coordinates: 50°34′N 4°0′W / °N.
- The Stone Crosses of Dartmoor are a new obsession of mine. I didn't even know about them until I wrote a book in which I needed to name a sprawling mansion clinging to the Devon coastline.
For some reason, I called it Stonecross Hall, and lingered over a description of an ancient stone cross on the grounds from which the house took its name pins. The Old Stone Crosses of the Dartmoor Borders; With Notices of the Scenery and Traditions of the District by Crossing, William and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at If you’re interested to find out more, ‘The Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor and it’s Borderland’ by William Crossing is a great source.
Or the later and more comprehensive ‘A Pilgrimage to Dartmoor's Crosses’ by Tim Sandles who also manages ‘Crossing on Dartmoor’ FB group. Stay safe and well everyone.
William Crossing (–) was a writer and chronicler of Dartmoor and the lives of its inhabitants. He lived successively at South Brent, Brentor and at Mary Tavy but died at Plymouth, Devon.
Early life. Crossing was born in Plymouth on the 14 November Early in his youth he was fond of Dartmoor, his early associations centring on the neighbourhood of Sheepstor.
The ancient stone crosses of Dartmoor and its borderland Paperback – 17 May To give my walks more purpose I started visiting these old momuments and taking photos as I progressed.
This book proved invaluable in completing the task insofar as the moor itself was concerned. I was not of interest to visit sites off the mmmr/5(5).
On the 1st of March the Western Morning News carried the following headline – “Ancient Devon cross found broken and buried beside farm gate.” and this was referring to the discovery of an important relic of Dartmoor’s with many of the old stone crosses which once stood silent on and around the moor it clearly had been missing for a fair while.
Crossing records how he found the head of a cross in in the corner of one of the old Fox tor enclosures but was unsure whether it came from Childe’s Tomb. The tomb was restored in by the Dartmoor Preservation Association and as Harrison notes, p, a.
Old Stone Crosses of the Dartmoor Borders. Exeter and London, ; The Chronicles of Crazy Well. Plymouth, ; The Ocean Trail. Plymouth, ; Widey Court. Plymouth, ; A Hundred Years on Dartmoor. Plymouth ; The Western Gate of Dartmoor: Tavistock and its Surroundings.
London, ; Gems in a Granite Setting. Plymouth, ; From a. The Old Stone Crosses of the Dartmoor Borders; With Notices of the Scenery and Traditions of the District Crossing, William Published by James G.
Commin / Elkin Mathews and John Lane, Exeter, Devon (). Yellowmead Circles/Multiple Stone Ring, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park. This is one of our favourite prehistoric attractions in Dartmoor National Park.
It's a beautiful sight in a stunning location. Philip Newman has a section on 'multiple stone rings' in. Media in category "Crosses of Dartmoor" The following files are in this category, out of total.
Addiscott Cross - - jpg × 1,; KBLocation: United Kingdom. Dartmoor Stone Crosses [Harrison, Bill] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dartmoor Stone Crosses5/5(2). software All software latest This Just In Old School Emulation MS-DOS Games Historical Software Classic PC Games Software Library.
The ancient stone crosses of Dartmoor and its borderland by Crossing, William, Publication date Topics Dartmoor, Eng. -- Antiquities, Crosses -- England DartmoorPages: Location: Beside the B, Moretonhampstead to Two bridges road, about yards north east of the Warren House Inn and on the opposite side of the road.
O/S Grid Ref: SX// Longitude/Latitude (Degrees+/-): / Map location: Click here to view map. Purpose: Although the exact reason for this cross being erected is not known, it has served at.
Book digitized by Google from the library of University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Notes Special edition with additional plates, limited to : Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
The ancient stone crosses of Dartmoor and its borderland by William Crossing,J.G. Commin edition, - rev. Crossing (W.), The Ancient Crosses of Dartmoor. Exeter, Crossing (W.), The Old Stone Crosses of the Dartmoor Border.
Exeter, For the Churches on the borders of Dartmoor:— Chapter xix. of Rowe 's Perambulation, new edition. For the Flora and Fauna of the moor:— Chapters xiv.-xvii. of the same. For the Geology of Dartmoor:—. The Ancient Crosses of Dartmoor: With a Description of Their Surroundings (Classic Reprint) [William Crossing] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Excerpt from The Ancient Crosses of Dartmoor: With a Description of Their Surroundings My researches in this region of rocky tor and rushing river I have never tired of pursuing.
The old stone crosses of the Dartmoor borders with notices of the scenery and traditions of the district / by William Crossing Crossing, William, [ Book: ]. Old Pb Book - The Petrography Of Dartmoor And Its Borders Part 1 - R H Worth - $ Read More Dartmoor With Its Surroundings, The Homeland Handbooks Vol.
8, - $ Dartmoor's Crosses - photographs and historical accounts. Ashworth, Edward. On certain architectural antiquities of the Forest of Dartmoor and its border churches.
Exeter Diocesan Architectural Soc. Trans. 1 ser, v. 4, () pp. [Brewer, Dave. A T the request of my publishers I have written A Book of Dartmoor.I had already dealt with this upland district in two chapters in my Book of the West, vol.
i., "Devon."But in their opinion this wild and wondrous region deserved more particular treatment than I had been able to accord to it in the limited space at my disposal in the above-mentioned book.
A hundred years ago William Crossing wrote his book "The Ancient Crosses of Dartmoor" and now as we enter the 21st Century there is another book, "Dartmoor Stone Crosses" by.
Fernworthy Stone Circle, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park. Certain areas of Dartmoor National Park are known for their concentration of prehistoric sites. Merrivale near Princetown and Shovel Down near Chagford are two good examples.
The stone rows, standing stones and stone circles in these places are highly visible and easy to explore. We are a couple of enthusiastic walkers who have spent many a long hour walking on Dartmoor and in doing so have built up a modest album of photos.
Many of these are of the various crosses on and around the moor, which we now display on this site. Useful Books on Dartmoor. The listing that follows is from a database being compiled whilst researching this website.
The emphasis is on books related to the subject of prehistoric archaeology on Dartmoor and as such many good books are not included.
All books set in Dartmoor National Park on the global book map. We found 93 books set in Dartmoor National Park and 7 others set nearby Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks by F. Starkey. No recommendations yet.
Help the Poor Struggler by Martha Grimes. Tales of Old Ockington: Reliving Years in Okehampton - A Dartmoor Community. The old stone crosses of the Dartmoor borders, with notices of the scenery and traditions of the district. – Held by: Devon Heritage Centre: DAR 5//CRO: sB/DAR 5//CRO: sB/DAR 5//CRO: sB/DAR 5//CRO: /DAR 5/CRO: DDAR/: Ian Maxted.
Browse crosses: Location: Just off the Moretonhampstead to Postbridge road, on the track leading to Moor Gate Farm. About 20 yards from the road, the cross is set on top of the hedge beside the gate where the farm track passes through.
One point of interest at West Combe Farm is that the track used to pass through the centre of an old. A shorter walk on the Dartmoor borderlands, revisiting some of the first areas I got to know some fifty years ago.
I give the route below, for it is a pleasant ramble – good for an evening walk. The walk starts from the village of Manaton, once the home of the novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, author of The Forsyte lived at Wingstone Farm, having eloped there with. PLACE. Haunted Dartmoor.
LOCATIONS. South West England. AUTHOR. Article and pictures Tony Hart-Wilden. HISTORY. Dartmoor is a haunted national park in Devon, England, it covers over square miles and although one of the largest is one of the least its borders can be found, a haunted castle, the ruins of a church burnt down by Satanists, and the.
Fearless (Dartmoor, #1), Price of Angels (Dartmoor, #2), Half My Blood (Dartmoor, #), The Skeleton King (Dartmoor, #3), Secondhand Smoke (Dartmoor, #. Dartmoor Stone Circles. The stone circles of Dartmoor are parochial and small in character in contrast to the grand regional circles at Stanton Drew and Avesbury.
The Dartmoor stone circles are around metres in diameter and typically consist of small stones enclosing a flat interior located on very gently inclined slopes. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor (facsimile)  E3: CROSSING, W. Crossing's The Dartmoor Worker (facsimile)  E3: CROSSING, W.
Dartmoor's Early Historic and Medieval Remains  E3: CROSSING,W. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor (with introduction by Mesurier)  E3: CROSSING, W. There are good views here back up to Hound Tor and Greator.
At the next path junction, head left, down into the hamlet of Leighon. The path becomes a surfaced lane and crosses the Becka Brook again at a lovely old bridge.
Ignore the first path to the left (signposted Great Houndtor) but take the second, just past a grey stone cottage. The Stone House Dartmoor, Exeter, Devon. 85 likes. Set down a long sweeping drive in stunning parkland grounds of almost 3 acres, a beautiful detached stone house for Followers: A recently discovered prehistoric stone row on Dartmoor is the first to be accurately dated in the world.
The nine stones at Cut Hill on northern Dartmoor have been dated at 3,BC and they shed new light on an area where previously there were no signs of prehistoric life. The granite stones also have the same NE-SW orientation as Stonehenge. Dartmoor’s History Paul White. £ Order info. Covering the period from the departure of the Romans to the present day, this book points out sites which reveal Dartmoor’s history.
Discover Dartmoor Paul White £ Order info. Stone circle found on Dartmoor could be 'as old as Stonehenge' Save The Sittaford Tor stone circle is at least 4, years old and is the highest in southern England. Source: F.H. (Harry) Starkey () Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks, pagesalthough he says the precise route is uncertain.
Eric Hemery (), Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks, Robert Hale, London, pagesshows Windypost Cross as being beside the Jobbers Road (Tavistock Branch) that ran from Tavistock to Princetown.About Dartmoor.
Dartmoor is the largest open space in southern England; a vast moorland in Devon, South West England. It is a sq km area of wild open moors, granite tors, stone walls, ancient woodland and an abundance of Dartmoor ponies.
Trails wind through valleys with Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stone circles and abandoned medieval.Inscribed into this stone: “BY PERMISSION OF / HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES / WENTWORTH BULLER / ON SEPT 16th CUT DOWN A TREE NEAR THIS SPOT / IT MEASURED (9 IN) IN DIAMETER / AND APPEARED TO BE ABOUT / .