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Windy Post

By oldbloke
. . . . Windy post (a.k.a Beckamoor Cross) and tonight it will certainly be as Devon and Cornwall are being battered by gale-force winds and storms (70+ mm of rain today) . . .

. . . . this is one of the many stone crosses found in Dartmoor National Park, they were placed as old navigational aids to mark medieval routes between medieval abbeys, some were erected as memorials, for prayer, as town or market crosses, in churchyards, and as boundary markers. The crosses were as recently as 100 years ago, the earliest probably almost 1,000 years ago.

Tags: Snow Winter Cross Dartmoor Seasons Landscape and travel Windy post

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18 Dec 2020 9:41PM
Great picture.

Ed.
18 Dec 2020 10:36PM
Somerset too has these on Exmoor. Fine image here.

Dave 🙂
18 Dec 2020 11:09PM
Excellent..Lin
Great image, interesting write up
Rae
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
11 112 39 Wales
19 Dec 2020 11:23AM
Excellent capture. Itís a great spot and the snow here is an added bonus.
Alun

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