Old Ralphs Cross

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‘Old Ralph’ stands just a short distance from the very well known ‘Young Ralph’, famous for being on the logo of the national park.
The lesser visited Old Ralph could be as old as the 11th century, the Guisborough Charters of 1200AD mention a Crucem Radulphi, possibly named after Bishop Ralph of Guisborough Priory.
Old Ralph Cross
One face of the cross carries the inscription CD 1708 which was added for landowner Charles Duncombe.
Old Ralph Cross
Most moor crosses are way markers or land boundaries, rather than religious objects.

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