North York Moors CAM

The Standing Stones and Crosses of the North York Moors

Cockan Cross

(Grid Ref: 631 991)

 

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Cockan Cross (looking north-east)............................ ................. . Cockan Cross (looking south)

 

The remains of Cockan Cross stand a few yards west from an ancient moorland track known as Rudland Rigg
which has probably been used for over two thousand years across a long stretch of unhinhabited moorland.

"Cockan Cross has a broken shaft standing in its medieval base, it is believed to be part of the original cross shaft
which has had directions carved on all four sides to be used as a waymarker:
STOXL RODE, KIRBY RODE, FARNDALE RD AND BRANSDALE RODE
The lettering has become very weathered and no doubt in years to come will be indecipherable."

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

 


 

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