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HER Number:MDV10121
Name:Cross in churchyard, Clyst Honiton

Summary

A restored cross, of which the shaft alone is ancient, stands in the churchyard at clyst honiton. Type b. A pedestal of three steps, square in shape, supports a tall square socket-stone with a chamfered top edge. On this is mounted the ancient shaft of the cross, square at the base with triangular stops and octagonal above, tapering upwards and bearing the new head and arms, of rectangular section with chamfered edges, the limbs expanding outwards. The shaft formerly lay prostrate in the avenue of tresbeare house, and, as an inscription on the base records, 'this antient cross is restored to the glory of god, and in loving memory of abraham and jane smith of tresbeare by their sons and daughters, 1881'.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 989 934
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/40
  • Old Listed Building Ref: 352348

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127216.

A restored cross, of which the shaft alone is ancient, stands in the churchyard at clyst honiton. Type b. A pedestal of three steps, square in shape, supports a tall square socket-stone with a chamfered top edge. On this is mounted the ancient shaft of the cross, square at the base with triangular stops and octagonal above, tapering upwards and bearing the new head and arms, of rectangular section with chamfered edges, the limbs expanding outwards. The shaft formerly lay prostrate in the avenue of tresbeare house, and, as an inscription on the base records, 'this antient cross is restored to the glory of god, and in loving memory of abraham and jane smith of tresbeare by their sons and daughters, 1881'.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127217.

Masson phillips, e. N. /tda/70(1938)315/the ancient stone crosses of devon, part 2.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV127218.

Osa=sx99se7.


RSK Environment Ltd., 1999, Transco Broadclyst LDZ pipeline, Exeter: Environmental review, 11 (Report - non-specific). SDV325506.


CPM, 2000, Land at Clyst Hayes: an archaeological assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV325508.

Other details: Appendix 2.


Bryant, A., 2007, East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV345164.

Other details: Appendix 1, site 53.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 106, (Vol 1), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Clyst Honiton Churchyard SX989935
A restored cross stands in the churchyard south of the church. A pedestal of three octagonal steps supports a tall square socket-stone with a chamfered top edge. On this is mounted the ancient shaft of the cross, square at the base with triangular stops and octagonal above, tapering upwards and bearing the new head and arms, of rectangular section with chamfered edges, the limbs expanding outwards. The shaft formerly lay prostrate in the avenue of Tresbeare House, as an inscription on the base records, 'this ancient cross is restored to the glory of God, and in loving memory of Abraham and Jane Smith of Tresbeare by their sons and daughters, 1881'.
Cross height 3.0 metres, span 0.71 metres. Socket stone 0.57 by 0.57 metres by 0.61 metres high. Pedestal top: 0.87 metres by 0.30 metres high, middle: 1.23 metres by 0.20 metres high, bottom: 1.64 metres by 0.20 metres high (octagonal).


English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Churchyard cross. Erected 1881 using a probably 15th century shaft. Granite. The cross stands a little over 3 metres high. The medieval shaft is square in section at the bottom with chamfered edges with roll stops and it tapers slightly towards the top. The 1881 head makes it a plain Latin cross. The socket stone has a chamfered top edge and is inscribed. It records that the cross was restored in 1881 in memory of Abraham and Jane Smith of Treasbeare. The plinth is made up of 3 octagonal steps, the middle riser bearing a Biblical quotation. The shaft was apparently used as a seat at Treasbeare before the restoration of the cross here.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV127216Migrated Record:
SDV127217Migrated Record:
SDV127218Migrated Record:
SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV325506Report - non-specific: RSK Environment Ltd.. 1999. Transco Broadclyst LDZ pipeline, Exeter: Environmental review. RSK Environmental Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. 11.
SDV325508Report - Assessment: CPM. 2000. Land at Clyst Hayes: an archaeological assessment. CPM Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital.
SDV345164Report - Assessment: Bryant, A.. 2007. East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 63771.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 106, (Vol 1), sketch.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4887 - Assessment Two Areas of Highway to the East of Exeter

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2018 8:16PM