Drywell Cross

This cross sits beside a road near to the tiny hamlet of Jordan about a mile to the south west of Widecombe in the Moor. The purpose of the cross was to guide people to the church of Widecombe, however it has suffered from damage over the years. In 1930 the cross was built into the wall, however by 1950 it lay in a ditch amongst some stones. An octagonal base was found in Totnes in 1967, and used by the Dartmoor Preservation Society to repair this cross, placing it back into its original location.


Drywell Cross 1

Drywell Cross

Drywell Cross 2

Drywell Cross and the lanes

Drywell Cross 3

The crossroads at Drywell Cross