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HER Number:MDV1088
Name:Cross at North-East End of Bulland Lane, Sampford Courtenay


Wayside cross at the north end of Sampford Courtenay. The shaft is ancient. It was found in an old farmhouse nearby in 1919 and re-erected when the house was demolished in 1927. The head and arms are modern.


Grid Reference:SS 631 013
Map Sheet:SS60SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSampford Courtenay
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD COURTENAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 139511
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60SW/12
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93054
  • Old SAM County Ref: 773
  • Old SAM Ref: 27311
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS60SW2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XV - 1401 AD to 1500 AD (Between))

Full description

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

During recent alterations to an old farmhouse along the Honeychurch Road, a cross shaft was found acting as a supporter for the fireplace beam. The back of the shaft had been trimmed. The back of the shaft has been trimmed. No cross head discovered.

Department of Environment, 1960, Okehampton RD, 23 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV275388.

Probably 15th century. At north end of village. Plain Latin shape.

Department of Environment, 1971, Stone Cross at NE End of Bulland Lane (Schedule Document). SDV345365.

Stone cross 6 feet high. Shaft has an octagonal section and tapers slightly towards the top. The arms are about 9 inches long and octagonal in section.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1971 - 1977, SS60SW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345372.

Site visit 14th June 1971. In good condition.

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

Gerrard, H., 1994, Untitled Source, 139511 (Un-published). SDV345364.

Wayside cross at a crossroads between Bulland Lane, Weirford Lane and an unclassified road through the village. Situated 120 metres north-west of the church. The shaft is ancient, the head and arms are modern. The cross measures 0.3 metres at the base and tapers to 0.22 metres. The ancient section of the shaft attains a height of 1.36 metres. The restored head is directly above the shaft and measures 0.56 wide at the arms, is 0.22 metres thick and is 0.7 metres high. The shaft and head are octagonal in section although the back of the shaft has been trimmed. The cross is of a plain Lating shape and probably dates to the 15th century. The shaft was found in 1919 during alterations to an old farmhouse, approximately opposite to the present site. It was re-erected and restored in its original site in 1927 after the demolition of the house.

Department of National Heritage, 1995, Wayside Cross at Crossroads 120m NNW of St. Andrew's Church (Schedule Document). SDV345373.

Wayside cross in Sampford Courtenay standing at a crossroads between Bulland Lane, Weirford Lane and an unclassified road through the village. The shaft of the cross is ancient; the head and arms are modern. See schedule document for details.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 389, (Vol 3), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Samford Courtenay SS632014
Samford Courtenay cross stands at the crossroads north of the church, near a house named 'Barton'. A cross of rectangular section, the shaft tapers slightly upwards, it has a fracture across the shaft below the arms, there are no visible signs of a socket stone.
Cross height 1.85 metres, span 0.71 metres. Base 0.35 by 0.27 metres.

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

Cross at north end of village, just north of Sampford Barton. Wayside cross. Late medieval. Tall granite cross with tapering octagonal shaft. 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.
SDV275388List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1960. Okehampton RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 23.
SDV345356Un-published: Burnaby. 1919. Manuscript.
SDV345359Ground Photograph: Gerrard, H.. 1994. Image of cross. Photograph (Paper).
SDV345364Un-published: Gerrard, H.. 1994. Monument Protection Programme. Digital. 139511.
SDV345365Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1971. Stone Cross at NE End of Bulland Lane. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV345372Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1971 - 1977. SS60SW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345373Schedule Document: Department of National Heritage. 1995. Wayside Cross at Crossroads 120m NNW of St. Andrew's Church. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 389, (Vol 3), sketch.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 15 2018 12:19PM