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Siward's or Nun's Cross and Nun's Cross Farm, Devon


  • Located in Princetown, Devon, South West England, England
  • Siward's or Nun's Cross is an ancient stone cross in the southern section of Dartmoor National Park. About 2 miles south east of Princetown, this large cross is sited by the side of a wide track that arcs from Princetown to the Sheepstor area. From the cross, you'll see Nun's Cross Farm, Foxtor Mires and Crane Hill in front of you
  • The cross dates from at least 1240 when it was recorded in the 'Perambulation' of Dartmoor Forest by a small number of King Henry III's knights. Dartmoor Forest was a royal forest and hunting ground and the 'Perambulation' confirmed its boundaries
  • PictureTheUK helps people discover places to visit and things to do in the UK. We do not provide detailed information on the history of points of interest such as Siward's or Nun's Cross and Nun's Cross Farm. As such, given the confusion surrounding the names 'Siward's' and 'Nun's', we'd refer you to the excellent Legendary Dartmoor website, link provided below. That website contains detailed content and references to other sources of information relating to the history and landscape of Dartmoor National Park
  • The Harvey British Mountain Map 'Dartmoor' map has Siward's or Nun's Cross located on both the Abbot's Way and Buckfast-Tavistock (monastic) route
  • It appears to be an ancinet waymarker for those crossing the moors
  • By James Penman

External Links
www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk
Siward's or Nun's Cross and Nun's Cross Farm, Devon


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