SK1687 : Hope Cross, without capstone

taken 7 years ago, 4 km from Edale, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Hope Cross, without capstone
Hope Cross, without capstone
Looking north east. Grade II listed the stone is believed to date back to 1737

The capstone went AWOL at some time unknown after Christmas 2011. The capstone will have been quite heavy and was mounted on a spike over 6 feet above the ground. You can see the indentation where it must have hit the ground.

At full size you can see where the stone is damaged above the 7 of 1737, presumably where it was levered off. Apparently mortar was added to prevent the stone from being lifted off and/or twisted.

The very muddy, partially waterlogged, track descends for over a mile before it becomes tarred and is designated a bridleway. There was evidence of much recent wheeled traffic, mostly two wheeled. I passed a legitimate farmers tractor on his way to tend sheep, but it's no track for anything less than a sturdy 4x4.
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1611 8743 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.0085N 1:45.5560W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1607 8735
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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