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HER Number:MDV1055
Name:South Week Cross, North Tawton

Summary

Late medieval granite wayside cross.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 653 015
Map Sheet:SS60SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 34257
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60SE/15
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 92961
  • Old SAM Ref: 27316
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS60SE15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XIV to Late Medieval - 1400 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Stone Cross (Remains of)' shown on 19th century map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Stone Cross (Remains of)' shown on early 20th century map as a small circular feature on the west side of the road to the west of South Week farmstead


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 333 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Week Barn Cross. At a road junction between North Tawton and Sampford Courtenay. Type 'A'. A cross of rectangular section with chamfered edges below the arms. One arm has been knocked off, and is missing.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1971, SS60SE15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV336977.

The medieval cross of wayside type is as described by Phillips. Whether shaft is set in buried socket stone could not be determined. It is unlikely to be in situ, since one side has a drillhole for gate bolt or hanger. Other details: Photograph.


Gerrard, H., 1994, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset, MPP 139516 (Un-published). SDV86208.

Site visit 26th August 1994. Wayside cross on south side of the road at SS65350150 between North Tawton and Sampford Courtenay, 300 metres southwest of Bridge Cross and 30 metres north of a cheese factory. It is also known as Week Barn Cross. Cross is roughly octagonal in section and trimmed at the back. It is of basic Latin shape although one of the arms has been broken off in antiquity. The cross is set into a flower bed which was especially constructed for it. The cross is not in its original position having been moved during a road improvement scheme. However, local knowledge suggests that it is very near to its original location. A drillhole in the east side of the shaft suggests that it was probably once used as a gatepost.


Department of Environment, 1995, Week Barn Cross (Schedule Document). SDV345273.

Week Barn Cross is a wayside cross on the southern side of the road between North Tawton and Sampford Courtenay standing 300 metres south-west of Taw Bridge Cross. The cross was moved to its present position during a road improvement scheme but is believed to be very near to its original location. The cross is roughly octagonal in section and trimmed at the back. One of the arms has been broken off. The shaft measures 0.27 metres wide at the base and tapers to 0.23 metres. The width at the arms is 0.44 metres, although this would have originally been greater. The cross is 1.73 metres high. A drill hole in the eastern side of the shaft indicates that it was probably used as a gatepost at one time.


Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of North Tawton Flood Defence Scheme, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV319171.

Granite wayside cross moved to its present location during a road improvement scheme. The cross lies very close to the road. Considered to be of national importance.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 500, (Vol 4), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Week Barn Cross SS653015
Week Barn Cross stands at the roadside about three quarters of a mile west of North Tawton on the road to Sampford Courtenay. A cross of rectangular section with chamfered edges below the arms. One arm has been knocked off, and is still missing.
Cross height 1.72 metres, span 0.43 metres.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 34257 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV345272.

Remains of a wayside cross of irregular section with chamfered edges below the arms. One arm has been knocked off and is missing.


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

South Week Cross was Listed on 22nd February 1967. Late Medieval wayside cross. Granite monolith Latin cross with tapered shaft and
chamfered edges at the front. Right-hand arm missing. Other details: LBS Number 92961.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.


Gerrard, H., 26/08/1994, Week Barn Cross (Photograph). SDV356541.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 333.
SDV319171Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of North Tawton Flood Defence Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.34. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336977Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1971. SS60SE15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV345272National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 34257. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV345273Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1995. Week Barn Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled. [Mapped feature: #64938 ]
SDV356541Photograph: Gerrard, H.. 26/08/1994. Week Barn Cross. Photograph (Paper).
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 500, (Vol 4), sketch.
SDV86208Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1994. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. Not applicable. Mixed Archive Material. MPP 139516.

Associated Monuments

MDV66731Related to: FARMSTEAD in the Parish of North Tawton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2018 11:22AM