Old Ralph

11th-century wayside cross, often confused with Young Ralph, a taller cross standing a couple of hundred metres further north-east by the side of the Castleton to Blakey road. Even that prolific author Alfred J Brown got it wrong. Ralph was supposedly the bishop of Guisborough and the cross is a memorial to him. It is sad to see that the areas around both crosses are becoming proliferated with plastic flowers and vernacular memorials.
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