According to the chronicle in March-April 1238, the Tatar-Mongolian army, after conquering and ruining Torzhok, moved towards Novgorod. However, after reaching the Ignaz Cross site, about 200 km south of Veliky Novgorod, the Mongols refused to attack and turned back to the steppes, ravaging their villages on the way.
"... Tatarov, taking the hail of Torzhok and the falconry of all March on the 5th day, then at the same time hanging from Torzhok by the Sergersk way, even to Ignach's cross, cutting people like grass, and just for a hundred versts to Veliky Novgorod did not reach ..."
The very word cross can denote not only a known object, but a crosshair, i.e. a crossroads. Regarding the exact location of Ignac Cross, there are two versions.
According to the second version
Assumptions are connected with the village of Ignatitsa of the Starorussky district, which stands on the shore of the Pola. It is known that in ancient times there was a water and winter way from Lake Seliger (the Serebryan way) along the Pole to Novgorod and Ruse.
Local historian SN Ilyin also put forward a hypothesis that the "Serghetsky way" existed in several variants. In particular, one of its "branches" could take place in the area of the modern village of Zaluchye, Ostashkovsky district of the Tver region, where the fortified town of Berezovets was located in Novgorod, and where Berezovsky hillfort still stands. In the 8 km to the north-west of Zaluchye is the village of Ignashovka.
In 2003, on the banks of the Polomet River in the Ignac Cross, on the initiative of the Valdai National Park, a memorial sign was erected in the form of a memorial concrete cross. The height of the cross is 2.3 m, width - 1.5 m. It is fixed on the top of a small boulder. Next to the composition there is also a memorial plaque with the inscription "In memory of the courage of the defenders of the Russian land".