North York Moors CAM

The Crosses of the North York Moors

Stump Cross, Danby

( Grid Ref: 744 094 )

 

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Stump Cross (looking north) . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Stump Cross (looking south)

 

Stump Cross lies just a few yards north of an ancient track which runs from Danby Beacon to Stonegate, Lealholm.
In days gone by the track itself was known as 'Stonegate' and joined the old road 'Lardgate' at Beacon Hill.

The cross consists of a large stone base with a short shaft wedged into it - there are three other pieces of the shaft
lying around it. The name 'Stump' probably refers to what remains of the shaft as with many other damaged crosses
dotted around parts the country.

 

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