Sometimes while engaged in memorial watching there are some delightful moments and, in Cumbria, some delightful places. It was a pleasure to discover this memorial in a sun speckled wood at which serves the civil parish of Above Derwent, north of Keswick. This comprises the villages of Braithwaite, Portinscale and Thornthwaite, the hamlet of
Beck Wythop and the hamlets and scattered dwellings in the Newlands
I know nothing about this memorial but I think it can be safely said that the cross is a monumental mason's stock design adopted as a memorial. It offered a cheaper option for small and impoverished communities.