SX5494 : Southcott Cross

taken 9 years ago, near to Thorndon Cross, Devon, Great Britain

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Southcott Cross
Southcott Cross
This cross is very rare, if not unique, in Devon in having a human figure in the form of a crucified person incised on its roadside face. It is probably of 13th century origin, but the first records of it are from its current position in the early 19th century. It is suggested that it could, originally, have been a waymarker for the Cistercian Monks of Brightley Priory, which stood on the banks of the West Okement River, near Okehampton Castle.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 31 January, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 February, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 549 948 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:44.0959N 4:3.3762W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 549 948
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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