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HER Number:MDV10596
Name:Cross at St Mary's Church, Bicton


Cross at St Mary's Church, Bicton. Pedestal diam 2.2m, lower step heig 0.1m, upper step(heig 0.4m, diam 1.6m), shaft(heig 0.5m, thic 0.3m).


Grid Reference:SY 073 857
Map Sheet:SY08NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBicton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08NE/7/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

HEIG 0.5M, THIC 0.3M, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114968.

Cross at st mary's church, bicton. Pedestal diam 2.2m, lower step heig 0.1m, upper step(heig 0.4m, diam 1.6m), shaft(heig 0.5m, thic 0.3m).

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV114974.

Vis=30/8/1989 (os) interpretation as one cross is probably the more likely (nmr, citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114975.

Brushfield, t. N. /tda/24(1892)319/the church of all saints, east budleigh, part 2.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114976.

Masson phillips, e. N. /tda/70(1938)314/the ancient stone crosses of devon, part 2.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114977.

Masson phillips, e. N. /tda/71(1939)237/supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of devon, first paper.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114978.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV114979.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=14/7/1953(os) this is probably the remains of two stone crosses, the fragment of shaft being disproportionate to the pedestal to which it has been fixed with cement. The original stones are lipped, but there are later cruder additions to form an octagonal pattern. There is no socket-stone.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326791.

Cross base approx 2m sw of rolle mausoleum. Base of churchyard cross-shaft and plinth. Probably 15th century. Sandstone shaft, local stone rubble plinth with dressed limestone edges. Thin stump of a cross-shaft with chamfered edges and standing approx 600mm high. It is set on a large octagonal 2-step plinth.(doe).

Masson Phillips, E. N., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5785.

Vis=estimated -/-/1937(masson phillips) in the churchyard is an octagonal socket-stone with a fragment of shaft.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2008 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Church of St Mary built in 1850 to replace 12th century church. Listed Grade II*. Medieval cross in churchyard Listed Grade II. Lychgate and 2 tombs also Listed Grade II.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 29, (Vol 1), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Bicton Churchyard SY071853
A pedestal stands in the churchyard south of the old church, which lies in ruins to the west of the resent church. A circular pedestal of two stages, with a short length of slender, slightly tapering, octagonal shaft set in the middle of the upper stage.
Cross measurements: shaft height 0.5 metres, width at base 0.2 metres. Pedestal (top) 1.65 by 0.29 metres high, (bottom) 2.36 by 0.17 metres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV114968Migrated Record: HEIG 0.5M, THIC 0.3M.
SDV114974Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV114975Migrated Record:
SDV114976Migrated Record:
SDV114977Migrated Record:
SDV114978Migrated Record:
SDV114979Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV326791Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 2008.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 29, (Vol 1), sketch.
SDV5785Migrated Record: Masson Phillips, E. N..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2018 7:26PM