North York Moors CAM

The Crosses of the North York Moors

Roppa Cross, North

( Grid Ref: 587 930 )


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Roppa Cross, North (looking south-east). .... . .. . . . ... . . . . . . .Roppa Cross, North (looking north-west)


Roppa Cross, North stands on Helmsley Moor approximately of a mile north of Roppa Cross, South.

Very little remains of it other than a short length of broken shaft wedged into a stone base.

"The cross stands beside the ancient Via Magna, the road reputedly used by William of Normandy in 1069/70.
He reached Helmsley on his way to York along the ancient track over the moors referred to
seventy years later in the Foundation Charter of Rievaulx Abbey as the 'Great Road'."

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


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