SK1687 : Hope Cross without capstone

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

Hope Cross without capstone
Hope Cross without capstone
Looking south - taken in sleet and rain!

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.

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)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1611 8740 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.9923N 1:45.5561W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1613 8745
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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