Located on a former Roman road (sometimes known as Doctor’s Gate), Hope Cross stands 7 feet high with a square capstone bearing the names of Edale, Glossop, Hope and Sheffield on its faces.
The date 1737 is carved on the shaft below the Hope face and this is the date this medieval stoop was either restored or replaced.
Hope cross lies at the crossroads of important ancient packhorse routes through the Peak District and it is possible that there could have been a cross here prior to this one.
This cross has stood here for hundreds of years without suffering any vandalism.
Sometime after Christmas 2011 it had the top removed and stolen by some mindless moron.
These photographs with the top missing were taken in January 2012. The ones above in 2009.
The good news is that it was found in a passing place on a road near Bradwell in the Hope Valley.
MINERALS SPECIMENS for SALE
My Collection of Mineral Specimens is up for sale.
If interested then please follow the link to it
copyright © Derbyshire Heritage