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HER Number:MDV121103
Name:Cross base in the churchyard, East Portlemouth


Formerly standing in the garden of The Rectory, this octagonal cross base was moved to the churchyard in the 1980s. Socket stone and fragment of shaft stand at the base of the church tower.


Grid Reference:SX 748 383
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Portlemouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST PORTLEMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 158, (Vol 2), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

East Portlemouth Churchyard SX749384
A socket stone and fragment of cross shaft stands in the churchyard, at the base of the church tower and to the right of the porch. It formerly stood opposite the main entrance to the Rectory, being moved to the churchyard in the 1980s.
A granite base octagonal in shape, with the sides rising vertically for 17.8 centimetres and then sloping inwards to form a smaller octagonal top surface. On this is set the remains of a shaft, square at the base with corner spurs, t would have been octagonal above, but this part is missing, as the shaft has been broken across just above the spurs.
Cross shaft height 0.21 metres, base 0.22 by 0.22 metres. Socket stone 0.68 by 0.68 metres by 0.38 metres high. Chamfer 0.20 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 158, (Vol 2), sketch. [Mapped feature: #4186 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV7059Related to: Cross in The Rectory Garden, East Portlemouth (Monument)
MDV7034Related to: East Portlemouth St. Winwaloe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2018 11:44AM