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HER Number:MDV1
Name:Pancrasweek Churchyard Cross


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


Grid Reference:SS 296 058
Map Sheet:SS20NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPancrasweek
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)

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.

1989, Pancrasweek - Provisional List (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV363939.

Remains of churchyard cross. Late medieval, possibly restored in C19. 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.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 342, (vol 3), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Pancraswyke Churchyard SS297058
A pedestal stands in the churchyard, west of the church. It consists of two octagonal steps with projecting top edges. The stone composing the pedestal were found in the floor of the belfry in 1907. The cross itself is missing, with the exception of a fragment that is said to have been an arm, or piece of shaft (unable to locate this fragment in 2007). The pedestal is very overgrown (2007) and is in need of restoration. A socket stone lies nearby.
Pedestal top 2.18 metres by 0.17 metres high, bottom 2.72 metres by 0.15 metres high (octagonal).

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

Richards, A., 2009, Pancrasweek Churchyard Cross (Personal Comment). SDV343922.

The cross is recorded as being on a provisional list in 1989. English Heritage have today confirmed that this feature has never been Listed or De-listed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 319.
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital. [Mapped feature: #61333 ]
SDV343922Personal Comment: Richards, A.. 2009. Pancrasweek Churchyard Cross. Not Applicable.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 342, (vol 3), sketch.
SDV363939List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: 1989. Pancrasweek - Provisional List. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.
SDV7682Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS20NE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV121339Related to: Socket stone in churchyard, Pancrasweek (Monument)
MDV3Related to: St. Pancras Parish Church, Pancrasweek (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 3 2022 3:28PM