Cowper’s Cross, Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire
Canon EOS 50D
1/100 sec @ F/7 13mm
The site was struck by lightning many years back, splitting the stone in half, but has since been rebuilt and stands adjacent to its original position, right next to the old Roman road that crosses Ilkley Moor. Historian Allan Butterfield suggested this site to have originally been an old boundary markstone, christianised many centuries ago. The name ‘Cowper’ derives from the local Ilkley family of Cawper.
Info thanks to The Northern Antiquarian