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HER Number:MDV121105
Name:Eastons Cross


Erected in late 19th century to commemorate George Christopher Easton, who drowned in 1883.


Grid Reference:SS 551 072
Map Sheet:SS50NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIddesleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEETH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Constructed, XIX to XX - 1883 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Cross' is depicted on the early 20th century historic map.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 161, (Vol 2), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Eastons Cross SS552072
Eastons Cross stands near the east bank of the River Torridge, just below where the River Ockment joins, at the edge of a field below Bridgetown Farm, Iddesleigh.
The cross consists of two square pedestals bearing a square socket stone, on this is set a cross of square section. The socket stone bears an inscription: 'Erected in memory of George Christopher Easton, who drowned in a pool nearby while fishing, July 24th 1883.
Cross height 1.07 metres, span 0.71 metres. Base 0.15 by 0.15 metres. Socket stone 0.61 by 0.61 metres by 0.30 metres high. Pedestal top: 1.22 by 1.22 metres by 0.28 metres, bottom: 1.78 metres by 1.8 metres by 0.30 metres.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'Cross' is shown on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #4187 ]
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 161, (Vol 2), sketch.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2018 1:05PM