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HER Number:MDV1083
Name:Bulland Cross, Sampford Courtenay


Typical Devonian later medieval wayside cross.


Grid Reference:SS 629 012
Map Sheet:SS60SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSampford Courtenay
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD COURTENAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 139512
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60SW/17
  • Old SAM County Ref: 772
  • Old SAM Ref: 27312
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS60SW5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Early Medieval to XIV - 1066 AD to 1400 AD (Between))

Full description

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

This cross, in the fork of the Exbourne and Cliston Road is octagonal and tapering. Measurements given in feet and inches. A recess is cut into the back which now abuts the hedge. The cross is either in a new position or the site was formerly an open waste land.

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

Cross situated near the school at the cross roads west of the church. Masson Phillip's type B. A tall cross of octagonal section, the shaft tapering upwards.

Department of Environment, 1971, Stone Cross at Bulland Cross (Schedule Document). SDV345369.

Complete stone cross 8 feet high. Octagonal shaft and arms. Tapers slightly towards top.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1971 - 1977, SS60SW5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345363.

Site visit 14th June 1971. A find medieval cross of boundary or wayside type set flush against the hedge so that the recess is concealed from view. Other details: Photo.

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

Gerrard, H., 1994, Untitled Source, 139512 (Un-published). SDV345364.

Wayside Cross at Bulland Cross. The cross is complete and set into a hedge at the roadside. Basic Latin shape, 2.3 metres high with an octagonal shaft which is 0.43 metres wide at the base and tapers to 0.3 metres at the arms. The cross is 0.7 metres wide at the arms and 0.3 metres at the head. At the back of the cross and 0.33 metres from the head is a rectangular reces, 0.23 metres high, 0.1 metres wide and 0.06 metres deep. It is though to date to the 14th or 15th century and is of a type common to Devon.

Department of National Heritage, 1995, Wayside Cross at Bulland Cross (Schedule Document). SDV345366.

Wayside cross at Bulland Cross, in Sampford Courtenay, at the crossroads between Bulland Lane, Chapple lane and Cliston Lane. The wayside cross is complete and set into a hedge at the roadside. See schedule document for details.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 77, (Vol 1), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Bulland Cross SS629012
Cross stands at the roadside, at the crossroads near the village hall of Sampford Courtnay, west of the church. A tall cross of octagonal section, the shaft of which tapers upwards.
Cross height 2.34 metres, span 0.71 metres. Base 0.36 metres by ?

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV345356Un-published: Burnaby. 1919. Manuscript.
SDV345359Ground Photograph: Gerrard, H.. 1994. Image of cross. Photograph (Paper).
SDV345363Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1971 - 1977. SS60SW5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345364Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1994. Monument Protection Programme. Digital. 139512.
SDV345366Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Wayside Cross at Bulland Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled. [Mapped feature: #67677 ]
SDV345369Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1971. Stone Cross at Bulland Cross. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 77, (Vol 1), sketch.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2018 10:23AM