Derwen Cross


There is nothing in the sign point off the road to "Derwen" to indicate that the village is anything special and the narrow lane that drops down to the stream and climbs steeply up the other side to the village is far from special. Nevertheless, when you get into the village you discover that the churchyard houses the finest mediaeval preaching cross in Denbighshire.

The cross isn't actually a cross and despite what the experts say, I disagree about their description of one of the scenes carved on the cross. In this film I set out the reasons for my temerity.

May I draw your attention to two things? The first is the website for Friends of Friendless Churches who keep some of our abandoned churches standing.

The other is that the film ends with a question whose answer can be found by clicking here.