Mardon Down Headless Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Mardon Down Headless Cross, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor expert William Crossing writes:

'On Mardon are some antiquarian remains, but they have been despoiled. About 1/3 m. on the R. soon after entering on the down the visitor will find some vestiges of a cairn known as Giant's Grave, 1,170 feet, and a little to the north of this part of a stone circle, either a hut dwelling or ring of stones surrounding a cairn. 1/4 m. N.E. of this is a stone pillar, six feet high, which bears the name of the Headless Cross, but whether it ever was a cross is doubtful. It has also been called the Maximajor Stone.'