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HER Number:MDV1077
Name:Trecott Wayside Cross, Sampford Courtenay

Summary

Complete but repaired wayside cross.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 636 004
Map Sheet:SS60SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSampford Courtenay
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD COURTENAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 139510
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60SW/23
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93045
  • Old SAM County Ref: 775
  • Old SAM Ref: 27310
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS60SW4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Late Medieval - 1401 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Burnaby, 1919, Untitled Source (Un-published). SDV345356.

The cross stands in what was originally waste ground. According to tradition it was damaged by tree-felling and later repaired.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 335 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross by the roadside at Trecott, about three quarters of a mile south of Sampford. Masson Phillip's Type B. A tall cross, the shaft roughly square at the base and chamfered into an octagonal above. The upper portion of this cross has split down the centre and has been secured with an iron band. It is attached to the shaft with iron clamps at a point where it has broken across a short distance below the arms.


Fulford Williams, H., 1957, Sampford Courtenay and Honeychurch, 234 (Article in Serial). SDV337291.


Department of Environment, 1971, Stone Cross at Middle [West] Trecott (Schedule Document). SDV345361.

Stone cross 8 feet high with octagonal shaft and arris. Reconstructed with iron clamps from 3 broken pieces.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1971 - 1977, SS60SW/23 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345355.

Site visit 14th June 1971. A much weathered sectioned granite cross with little tapering. The head at one time snapped off and split vertically. Held together with iron clamps. Medieval cross of wayside or boundary type.


Gerrard, H., 1994, Image of cross (Ground Photograph). SDV345359.


Gerrard, H., 1994 - 1998, Untitled Source, 139510 (Un-published). SDV345357.

Wayside cross beside Wellsprings Lane and a farm track, 40 metres south-east of West Trecott. The cross is complete with arms and head, although it has been repaired from three broken pieces with iron clamps. The cross is 0.33 metres square at the base and chamfered to form an octagon above. It is 0.78 metres wide at the arms, 0.28 metres thick and 2.3 metres high. One of a group lying within the vicinity of Sampford Courtenay. It was traditionally damaged during tree-felling. The then farmer of West Trecott was forced to repair it following persistent bad luck, which reputedly instantly changed. The iron bands still bear his initials. It was used as a gatepost for a short time but although the gate remains it is now redundant.


Department of National Heritage, 1995, Wayside Cross at Trecott Beside Wellsprings Lane (Schedule Document). SDV345362.

A wayside cross at Trecott beside Wellsprings lane and a farm track, 40 metres south-east of West Trecott. This cross is complete with arms and head, although it has been repaired from 3 broken pieces with iron clamps. The cross is 0.33 metres square at the base and chamfered to form an octagon above. It measures 0.78 metres wide at the arms, has a thickness of 0.28 metres and is 2.3 metres high. This cross is one of a group lying within the vicinity of Sampford Courtenay.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 485, (Vol 4), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Trecott SS636004
A cross stands at the roadside at Trecott, about three quarters of a mile south of Sampford Courtenay. It is a tall cross, the shaft is roughly square at the base and chamfered into an octagonal above. The upper portion of this cross has split down the centre and has been secured with an iron band. It is attached to the shaft with iron clamps at a point where it has broken across a short distance below the arms.
Cross height 2.48 metres, span 0.81 metres.


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

Trecott Cross. Wayside cross. Late medieval. Granite. Tall Latin cross with chamfered edges, the shaft has been repaired. Date listed: 22nd February 1967.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website. [Mapped feature: #2199 ]
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 335.
SDV337291Article in Serial: Fulford Williams, H.. 1957. Sampford Courtenay and Honeychurch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 234.
SDV345355Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1971 - 1977. SS60SW/23. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345356Un-published: Burnaby. 1919. Manuscript.
SDV345357Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1994 - 1998. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. 139510.
SDV345359Ground Photograph: Gerrard, H.. 1994. Image of cross. Photograph (Paper).
SDV345361Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1971. Stone Cross at Middle [West] Trecott. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV345362Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Wayside Cross at Trecott Beside Wellsprings Lane. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 485, (Vol 4), sketch.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 21 2018 7:48PM