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HAMEL DOWN CROSS

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Cross later used as boundary stone. A much mutilated Latin cross of rough rectangular section set up amongst some stones. The top of the head and one area are broken off. It is inscribed "HC DS 1854" (Hamildon Cross, Duke of Somerset) and marks the boundary of Natsworthy Manor. The cross is almost certainly not in its original position and presumably was moved in the mid C19th to act as a boundary stone. It stands in a dip in the ridge, barely visible from any distance to travellers along the ridge, perhaps at an intersection of tracks or crossroads.

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