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HER Number:MDV1008
Name:Eggesford Churchyard Cross


Churchyard cross. Probably 15th century.


Grid Reference:SS 687 111
Map Sheet:SS61SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEggesford
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishEGGESFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS61SE/15/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1938, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II, 309 (Article in Serial). SDV6308.

Cross in the churchyard, S side. Type B. The upper portion, with head and arms, of a cross of octagonal section, rather rough, with limbs of unusual length.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1973, SS61SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV40529.

Measured and photographed. Cross head and part shaft (height 1.5m, width 0.8m) Other details: Photo.

Department of Environment, 1986, Eggesford (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV40530.

Churchyard cross approx 4m south of tower of Church of All Saints. Probably c15. Granite plain latin cross carved from a single piece of stone. It stands approx 1.6m high with unusually long arms. All the edges are chamfered. The cross seems to be set in the earth and gives the impression of being the top part of a once taller cross.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 163, (Vol 2), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Eggesford Churchyard SS687112
A cross stands in the churchyard, south of the church. It consists of the upper portion, with head and arms, of a cross of octagonal section, rather rough, with limbs of unusual length.
Cross height 1.37 metres, span 0.81 metres. Base 0.27 by 0.30 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 163, (Vol 2), sketch.
SDV40529Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1973. SS61SE7.
SDV40530List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Eggesford. Historic Houses Register.
SDV6308Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1938. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. 309.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2018 1:25PM