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HER Number:MDV115821
Name:Waymarking stone in Charles Wood

Summary

This site is marked as "Lower Charles's Cross" on the Courtenay Estate Map of 1790. It is now represented by two untrimmed but broken blocks of granite. The larger is earth-fast and measures about 0.7 metres by 0.7 metres and 0.5 metres high. A smaller moveable block lies 4.8 metres to the north. Neither exhibits any trace of an incised cross.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 742 897
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DIRECTION STONE (Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1790 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 09/08/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

As well as depicting a cross named "Higher Charles's Cross" at SX 7425 8953 (MDV8225), the Courtenay Estate Map of 1790 also shows another, annotated "Lower Charles's Cross" at SX 74238972, 200 metres further towards Fingle Bridge, at an angle of the road.
"Lower Charles's Cross" is now represented by two untrimmed but broken blocks of granite. The larger, earth-fast and about 0.7 metres by 0.7 metres and 0.5 metres high is at SX 74228972. A smaller moveable block lies 4.8 metres to the north. Neither exhibits any trace of an incised cross. (see ground photographs).
Both Higher and Lower Charles's Crosses are in an area of altered rocks on the granite margin and since both are of granite the blocks presumably were transported from Cranbrook Down the nearest supply area.
Cross and stone blocks surveyed at 1:2500 on M.S.D. (citing Quinnell, N. V., Ordnance Survey, 1981)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 09/08/2016. [Mapped feature: #3346 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8225Related to: Wayside cross-incised stone, Charles Woods (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6046 - Archaeological Survey of National Trust Teign Valley Properties (Ref: 6764)
  • EDV7430 - Woodland Survey (1985) in Wray Cleave, Sanduck Wood, Caseley Wood, Kings Wood and Fingle Woods

Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2016 1:34PM