CORNISH CROSSES
Crosses Religion
At one time every Parish Church had a cross standing in the churchyard and often one was to be found at crossroads too. Many were destroyed during the Reformation in Tudor times or lost in hedgerows. Often farmers finding parts of crosses in their fields would return them to their nearest churchyard.
Also to be found in the area are stones inscribed in latin. The best example is Men Scryfa near Men-an-Tol.

Crosses of West Penwith

Sancreed 9th century cross and inscribed stone, 2 wheel-headed crosses
Madron medieval wayside cross
St Buryan churchyard cross and small cross
St Just 6th century cross and inscribed stone
Phillack church inscribed stone 5th century
Gwinear church wheel-headed cross