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February 27, 2005

Boskenna Cross St Buryan

Boskenna Cross
Our exploration of the megalithic sites of Cornwall was punctuated by lots of stone crosses that are often found in among the hedges at the side of the road. Some of them are even being used by farmers as gate posts or fence posts. It is believed that the crosses are pre-Christian and that many of the carvings on them were done after Christians came to Britian in order to usurp them from the old religion.

The Boskenna Cross is at a road junction near St Buryan. In the right light, it is possible to see a crucified figure on this side of the cross.

Posted by robynls at February 27, 2005 2:18 PM

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that's what i always like about the brits, they are so practical! using an ancient burial cross for a gate post! Maybe it's subterfuge... a way to preserve them.

Posted by: Bex at February 27, 2005 11:15 PM

Thanks for sharing this cross with us Robin. I found it to be very interesting and I went to the link you gave us. Wow, to think how many times this cross has been hit and yet, it's still standing.

Posted by: mz. em at February 28, 2005 3:21 AM

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