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Monument Number 440904

Hob Uid: 440904
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sourton
Grid Ref : SX5473091780
Summary : Inscribed stone, 6th-8th century, recut as a cross in the 9th-11th centuries, and utilized as a direction post. It bears Chi-Rho monogram contemporary with its original use, and a faint inscription... PRINCIP IVRIVCI AVDETI (Use of cunic P N and R) contemporary with its cutting as a cross.
More information : (SX 54739178) Stone Cross (NR) (remains of)(NAT) (1)

The cross stands in a recently formed recess in the hedge. It is
tall and of rough rectangular section with small short arms (type A
(2)). The head above the arms expands slightly upwards. The shaft bears an illegible inscription cut lengthwise in three lines, hence it has been suggested that the stone was originally a sepulchral or memorial stone which has been re-cut into a cross.

Incised letters (one on each face) H. T. O and h, for Hatherleigh,
Tavistock etc indicate its subsequent use as a direction post.

The cross on Sowton Down was originally a 5th/6th century
memorial stone. It bears a faint inscription... PRINCIP
IVRIVCI AVDETI?(Use of cunic p n and R)(3). Illustration (a). (2,3)

The cross is 2.1m high and its stubby arms project 0.05m from
the sides of the shaft. (4)

(SX 54739178) Cross (NR) (5)

No change, see photograph.
Published survey 1:2500 correct. (6)

Wayside cross. Grade II. (7)

Information as above. It was placed in its present position in 1993 (SX54589159) after completion of the Okehampton bypass. The stone is the pilar type dating from the 5th-11th centuries. The recutting as a cross dates from the 9th-11th centuries. The inscrition is probably contemporary with the recutting, but the Chi Rho monogram is earlier, probably of the 6th-8th centuries. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1907
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Anc Stone Crosses of Devon 1 336-7 (EM Phillips)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Letter(Lady A Fox 9.5.51)
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Corpus Inscrip Celt 1 1946 470-1 illust (RAS MacAlister)
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Source Number : 3b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Arch Camb 18 1918 191 (J Rhys)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GWR 19-MAY-51
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Source Number : 5
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1953
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 07-OCT-74
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Source Number : 7
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Devon Dist. of West Devon SEP-1987 82
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Source Number : 8
Source : Corpus of early Christian inscribed stones of south-west Britain
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Page(s) : 260-3
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : C6-8
Monument End Date : 799
Monument Start Date : 500
Monument Type : Inscribed Stone
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : C9-11
Monument End Date : 1066
Monument Start Date : 800
Monument Type : Wayside Cross, Inscribed Stone
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Signpost
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 94360
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 59 SW 4
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 59 SW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1951-05-19
End Date : 1951-05-19
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 59 SW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-10-07
End Date : 1974-10-07