North York Moors CAM

The Standing Stones and Crosses of the North York Moors

Botton Cross

(Grid Ref: 697 020)


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Botton Cross (looking north-west)........................ ................. . Botton Cross (looking south)


Botton Cross lies about 200 yards west from the quiet minor road between Little Fryup Dale and Rosedale. The remains
have a paculiar shape, weathered over the many years they have stood in their very exposed position on Danby High Moor.
Inserted into the original medieval stone base is a piece of broken shaft.

"The cross stands on the old track to Danby Castle from Fryup, towards the head of Danby Moor. To the east of the cross
a track known as Cut Road passes Trough House Shooting Lodge and continues past Dale Head to join Glaisdale Rigg.
Botton is old Norse for a deep hollow - on old maps the cross is referred to as 'Burton' but as far back as 1234
monastic records mention the Botton Cross as 'Bothine'."

('An Illustrated Guide to the Crosses on the North Yorkshire Moors' - Elizabeth Ogilvie & Audrey Sleightholme)



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