HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV1
Name:Pancrasweek Churchyard Cross

Summary

Remains of a late medieval cross in churchyard to west of St Pancras parish church.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 296 058
Map Sheet:SS20NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPancrasweek
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishPANCRASWEEK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS20NE/500/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Late Medieval - 1401 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 319 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross in churchyard west of church. Type Bor C. A pedestal of three octagonal steps with projecting top edges and socket stone, which lies near by on the grass. Square at base with rounded corner shoulders, rectangular socket hole. The stones composing the pedestal were found in the floor of the belfry in 1907. The cross itself is missing, with the exception of a fragment said to be an arm or a piece of shaft.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS20NE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV7682.

Remains of disarranged Calvary consisting of a pedestal of three octagonal steps and a socket stone lying to west. The steps are unweathered, inverted and appear relatively modern, forming a loose octagon. The socket stone has broached corners. No remains of cross shaft. Fragment of cross arm found in belfry in 1907, (steps diameter 2.5 metres, height 0.5 metres, socket stone 0.85 metres square by 0.3 metres high). Other details: Illustration.


Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

Map object based on this Source.


Richards, A., 2009, Personal Comment (Personal Comment). SDV343922.

Devon's Historic Environment Record for this feature stated that it was a Listed Building on the Historic Houses Register in 1989. The description was given as: "Remains of churchyard cross. Late medieval, possibly restored in 19th century. Unidentified stone. Remains of masonry of 3-stage Calvary, some pieces looking relatively modern, placed in a heap though outline of octagonal plan is clearly visible. The socket lies to the west: an octagon broached to a square. Of the shaft nothing remains". English Heritage have today confirmed that this feature has never been Listed or De-listed.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 319.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
  • Personal Comment: Richards, A.. 2009. Personal Comment.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS20NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV3Related to: St. Pancras Parish Church, Pancrasweek (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 3 2017 3:30PM