Cowper's Cross, Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire by Jim Round

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Cowper's Cross, Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire by 

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

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Jim Round is a landscape photographer based in the Yorkshire Dales. Usually seen out and about with Bracken, his Springer Spaniel, Jim has been shooting landscape and natural elements photography for a number of years. With a keen eye for light and composition, his ability to ‘catch the moment’ means that the viewer can experience the raw beauty of each location for themselves – without leaving their armchair!

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  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 2 years ago

    Great shot, Jim. Not the weather to up there baht ’at though.

  • haha never leave the house without one, tis Yorkshire after all!!

    – Jim Round

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago

    Superb capture.

  • Cheers Colin.

    – Jim Round

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • Thanks very much Supergold, much appreciated

    – Jim Round

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Super work Jim.

    One click of the banner will take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Derek, many thanks, glad you like it.

    – Jim Round

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Audrey, thanks as always

    – Jim Round

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

  • Irene, WOW thank you I’m flattered

    – Jim Round

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 2 years ago

    Stunning landscape, love it!

  • Nigel, many many thanks!! You wouldn’t believe how many different angles I’ve tried to shoot that cross from:o)

    – Jim Round

  • myhobby
    myhobbyover 2 years ago

    Who was Cowper……any history info…………

  • MyHobby, after a quick google search I’ve updated the description and provided a link to more info, hope that helps.

    – Jim Round

  • myhobby
    myhobbyover 2 years ago

    Who was Cowper?………………thank you…………..

  • myhobby
    myhobbyover 2 years ago

    Thanks for the info on Cowpers Cross…..i am always interested in the history of things as i am sure many other people are……

  • No worries, happy to help

    – Jim Round

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