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HER Number:MDV121062
Name:Cross shaft in Buckland Monochorum Churchyard


Octagonal cross shaft in churchyard described as possibly related to the nearby cross (MDV5478).


Grid Reference:SX 489 683
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 75, (Vol 1), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Buckland Monochorum Churchyard SX491683
A cross stands in the churchyard, to the right of the west gate. There was a sundial fixed on top of the ancient sculptured capital which is mounted on an octagonal granite shaft set in a circular base of slate stones. The sculptured capital is of Roborough Down stone (as is the ancient granite base of the churchyard cross). It has been suggested that it may once have formed a part of the cross head in Buckland Monochorum churchyard.
Shaft height 1.12 metres, base 0.30 by 0.30 metres, top 0.28 by 0.28 metres. Capital 0.46 metres by 0.18 metres high (circular). Circular base 1.47 metres by 0.28 metres high.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Probable location of the cross shaft (comparing with its location from Streetview) estimated on the aerial photograph.

Google, 2018, Google Streetview (Website). SDV360654.

Cross shaft recorded by Watson visible on Streetview (2011 image), to the right of the west gate to the churchyard, near the church sign.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #4177 ]
SDV360654Website: Google. 2018. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 75, (Vol 1), sketch.

Associated Monuments

MDV5478Related to: Buckland Monachorum Churchyard Cross (Building)
MDV5485Related to: Cross south-east of Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV5474Related to: St Andrew's Parish Church, Buckland Monachorum (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2018 1:35PM