North York Moors CAM

The Crosses of the North York Moors

The Face Stone Cross

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The Face Stone Cross (looking west)

 

The Face Stone stands on Urra Moor just beside a popular track which is used on three long-distance walks
- The Cleveland Way, the Coast to Coast Walk and the Lyke Wake Walk. Its position is just 300 yards from
the highest point on the North York Moors at Round Hill.

The Face Stone was mentioned in a 1642 boundary document for the Helmsley estate - it was then named
'the bounder called Faceston' on the Streete Way. I have no idea why the crude face was carved into the stone.

 

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