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Cadover Cross, one of the many stone crosses to be found within Dartmoor National Park.

Many of the stone crosses are old navigational aids, needed because of the remoteness of the moorland and its typically bad weather.
Some crosses mark medieval routes between abbeys, whilst others were erected as memorials, for prayer, as town or market crosses, in churchyards, and as boundary markers.

The crosses were erected over a long period of time, the earliest probably almost 1,000 years ago.

Cadover Cross stands about 250 m. north west of Cadover Bridge.
Two important 12th century routes used the river crossing here.
The first documentary evidence for it, is a mention as a boundary marker.
(Wikipedia)

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