Reva Cross

Walking with a Smacked Pentax

Two things that ‘boil my kettle’ – so to speak, are stone circles and ancient crosses.

Not the typical ancient crosses that can be found in churchyards throughout the land, but those half forgotten crosses that lie abandoned or forgotten in the deep heather of the moorland, or fashioned into a wall somehow – as in the case of this one.

This is Reva Cross – on the old moor road from Menston to Keighley in Yorkshire. It was first written about in the 14th century – but it is believed to date from the 10th century – and was probably situated half a mile away in the open moorland.

Why it is now incorporated into a wall beats me, and many others too.

Which is why I love looking for old crosses – you never know what you will find!

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