North York Moors CAM

The Crosses of the North York Moors

Mauley Cross

(Grid Ref: 797 944)

 

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Mauley Cross (looking north-east).................................................Mauley Cross (looking north-west)

 

Mauley Cross stands about a mile north of Stape by the side of the medieval Brown Howe Road
which is now better known as being part of the Forest Drive through Cropton Forest

The Cross is named after the de Mauley family of Mulgrave Castle which is situated north-west of Whitby
The family were notorious poachers and it is presumed that the cross marks their boundary of grazing rights

Having once stood on open moorland, Mauley Cross now seems 'out of place' surrounded by forest pines

 


 

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