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HER Number:MDV3441
Name:Stone cross at Lowery, Burrator

Summary

Situated on the edge of the rough ground opposite the gate to the abandoned Lower Lowery Farm on the northern shore of Burrator Reservoir. Not located by the Ordnance Survey in 1980; may no longer be in position.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 555 692
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/135
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX56NE1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Breton, H. H., 1926 - 1927, Cross at Walkhampton, 74 (Article in Serial). SDV251923.

Socket for cross on the green in front of Lowery Farm. Part of a line of crosses from Buckfast to Buckland Abbey.


Breton, H. H., 1932, The Forest of Dartmoor, 2, Plymouth, 54 (Monograph). SDV231147.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 315 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Stone cross at Lowery, on the edge of the rough ground opposite the gate to the unoccupied Lowery Farm on the northern shore of Burrator Lake. Type A. All that remains of this cross is a massive granite block, half buried in the turf, which may have served as a pedestal, and a broken stone that may be part of the socket stone.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1954, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper), 190 (Article in Serial). SDV15725.

The large pedestal stone, a natural block of granite partly shaped, has now been broken up and a pit remains to mark its site. The mutilated fragment of the socket stone of the cross has also disappeared.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1979, South West Water Authority Burrator Survey, Number 59 (Report - non-specific). SDV278356.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Stone Cross (site of)' depicted on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 20/07/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

No visible remains. A number of stones nearby have been drill split and an adjacent field wall appears to have been repaired in recent times, possibly incorporating the remains (National Monuments Records, citing Ordnance Survey, 6/8/1980).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1954. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 86. A5 Hardback. 190.
  • Monograph: Breton, H. H.. 1932. The Forest of Dartmoor, 2, Plymouth. The Forest of Dartmoor, 2, Plymouth. 2. Unknown. 54.
  • Article in Serial: Breton, H. H.. 1926 - 1927. Cross at Walkhampton. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 74.
  • Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 315.
  • Report - non-specific: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1979. South West Water Authority Burrator Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. 18. Unknown. Number 59.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
  • Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 20/07/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV20611Related to: Lower Lowery farm, Burrator (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2016 11:28AM