Saints and Stones: Bennett's Cross

Believed to be carved from a prehistoric menhir, Bennett's Cross stands 5-1/2 feet tall. As with many of the Dartmoor crosses, it has been used as a boundary marker, and had inscriptions carved into it defining the various parishes it deliniated.

According to one observer, "This particular cross always appears to be in agony, its form somehow resembling a small man twisted up with arthritis. But I suppose if anyone had stood in such an exposed spot for as long as the cross they too would look pretty crooked."

About Bennett's Cross

Megalithic Portal: Bennet's Cross
Legendary Dartmoor: Bennett's Cross
Wikipedia: Bennett's Cross

Journey to Bennett's Cross

Bennett's Cross is located in the central part of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. This cross is by the side of the B3132 northeast of the Warren House Inn north of Postbridge.

Ordnance Survey Map (SX680817)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Bennett's Cross may be found at the website. General tourist information for Dartmoor National Park may be found at the Discover Dartmoor website. General tourist information for Devon may be found at the Visit Devon website.

Additional Photos of the Bennett's Cross

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Close-Up of Bennett's Cross

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