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HER Number:MDV121195
Name:Cross at Highweek Chapel


No longer in position, a cross used to stand outside the chapel on Highweek Road. Chapel has been converted to flats and road widened. Current whereabouts of the cross is unknown.


Grid Reference:SX 856 714
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Constructed, XVIII to XX - 1751 AD? to 1937 AD (Between))

Full description

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 216, (Vol 2) (Un-published). SDV360833.

Highweek Chapel SX856714
A cross formerly stood outside the west front of Saint Mary's Church, Highweek Road, Newton Abbot. A large apparently modern granite cross of rectangular section. It was an equal-armed Maltese cross with a square boss at the intersection of the arms. It formerly stood on top of the chapel, and was taken down as it's position was considered to be unsafe, probably around 1937.
Highweek Road has been widened and St Mary's Chapel converted into flats in 1993. The whereabouts of the cross are unknown (2007).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 216, (Vol 2). [Mapped feature: #4200 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV20738Related to: Church of St. Mary, Highweek Street, Newton Abbot (Building)
MDV22985Related to: Raised Pavement and Railings, Highweek Street, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2018 7:12PM