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HER Number:MDV10032
Name:Shillingford St George Village Cross and War Memorial

Summary

Medieval cross-head and part of shaft, re-erected on its present site as a war memorial.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 904 879
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShillingford St. George
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishSHILLINGFORD ST.GEORGE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NW/22
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85520

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • WAR MEMORIAL (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Cresswell, B. F., 1915, Churchyard and Wayside Crosses in the Neighbourhood of Exeter (Article in Serial). SDV336961.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1938, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II, 330 (Article in Serial). SDV6308.

At the road junction, 200 yards north-east of the church, on the road to Alphington, is a type C cross. A circular socket-stone, with pieces cut away, supports a cross of rectangular section with chamfered angles, the shaft tapering upwards. The arms are straight. On one face, between the arms, there is an irregular circular disc in slight relief. The other face is plain. It is made of local red stone. The cross was brought from a garden in the lower part of the parish known as 'Shillingford Abbots' from its connection with Torre Abbey. It lay at the south side of the churchyard and was then erected at the present site as a war memorial, as is stated upon an upright slab in the hedge behind the cross.


Everett, A. W., 1940-1941, Ancient Cross at Shillingford St George (Article in Serial). SDV355826.

Cannot have been original. Possibly late medieval wayside cross. Not of the usual granite, but of local conglomerate stone.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 408, (Vol 3), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Shillingford St George SX905879
Stands in the centre of the village, at a road junction. A circular socket-stone (with pieces cut away), supports a cross of rectangular section with chamfered angles, the shaft tapering upwards. The arms are straight. On one face, between the arms, there is an irregular circular disc in slight relief. The other face is plain. Both cross and socket stone are made of local red sandstone.
The cross was brought from a garden in the lower part of the parish known as Shillingford Abbot from its connection with Torre Abbey. It lay at the south side of the churchyard and was then erected at the present site as a war memorial, as is stated upon an upright slab in the hedge behind the cross.
Cross height 1.42 metres, span 0.63 metres. Socket stone 0.91 by 0.88 metres by 7.62 centimetres above the turf (roughly circular).


Walls, S., 2010, The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon, 363; SHI01 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV355902.

The choice of not including the names of the dead was often based upon aesthetics, especially in instances of restored ancient crosses, for example at Shillingford St. George.


Pearce, M., 2013, Local Plan Area War Memorials Data (Un-published). SDV355042.


Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object based on this source.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Village Cross. Re-erected cross. Medieval crosshead and part of shaft, re-erected on later base. Brecchia. Tapering chamfered shaft and crosspiece. Masson Phillips states that the cross was brought from a garden in Shillingford Abbot, a hamlet connected with Torre Abbey. After a period of time in the churchyard it was re-erected on its present site as a war memorial.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX98NW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV355827.

Site visit on 3rd July 1953. Earliest known position at Shillingford Lodge SX91078884. Photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336961Article in Serial: Cresswell, B. F.. 1915. Churchyard and Wayside Crosses in the Neighbourhood of Exeter. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 47. A5 Hardback.
SDV355042Un-published: Pearce, M.. 2013. Local Plan Area War Memorials Data. Teignbridge District Council War Memorial Survey. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV355826Article in Serial: Everett, A. W.. 1940-1941. Ancient Cross at Shillingford St George. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 21. Unknown.
SDV355827Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX98NW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV355902Post-Graduate Thesis: Walls, S.. 2010. The Materiality of Remembrance: Twentieth Century War Memorials in Devon. University of Exeter. Digital. 363; SHI01.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 408, (Vol 3), sketch.
SDV6308Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1938. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. 330.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 15 2018 2:12PM