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Negotiating the stepping stones that cross the river Lyd below Brat Tor was no problem for this little chap, who then turned to make sure that the rest of the family were following safely.


High on the top of the Tor is Widgery Cross,which was erected to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.

The cross measures 12 feet 8 inches (3.86 metres) tall and 4 feet 4 inches (1.32 metres) across the arms. The shaft is 2 feet 1 inch (0.64 metres) square.

The cross is made of 10 layers of roughly cut granite blocks, topped off with a pointed rock. The blocks are of differing sizes, which interlock with each other to make the structure more secure. It was erected at the expense of William Widgery, the well known local artist, and bears the inscription:

'W. Widgery, Fecit, Jubilee, V.R.'

http://www.dartmoor-crosses.org.uk/widgery.htm

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Additional Photos by Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1043 W: 41 N: 1920] (13741)
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