Stumpy Oak Hawson Cross

Click through the gallery below to discover three artists’ responses to an historic ancient pedunculate (English) oak tree

Stumpy Oak stands at Hawson Cross, near Scorriton, and is thought to be many hundreds of years old. The tree has been pollarded in the past, resulting in its present ‘stumpy’ form. Its position at a crossroads suggests the tree has historical significance, possibly as a way marker on a pilgrim route or as a boundary marker. 

The stone cross next to the tree was reputedly one of several to denote the Monk’s Path running between Buckfast, Tavistock, and Buckland. It was restored by the Dartmoor Preservation Association and returned to its original location in 1952.

This exhibition was supported by