North York Moors CAM

The Crosses of the North York Moors

White Cross

( Grid Ref: 679 108 )


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White Cross (looking west). . . . . . . . . . ......... . ... . . . . . . .White Cross (looking north-west)


White Cross lies close beside the road from Lockwood Beck to Castleton near the junction to Commondale.

It actually stands where five tracks merge. Leading east is an ancient moorland track known as Turngate
and leading west is a partly paved pannierman's trod which crosses over Sand Hill and down to Commondale.
Further north is another fine example of a trod known as the Quaker's Causeway.

"The base of the cross is medieval, the shaft is an 18th century dressed stone replacing the original cross
now in the Whitby Museum. On two sides of the shaft is an engraved cross, and on the base facing east 'White Cross',
this would have been engraved when the shaft was fitted."

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


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