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HER Number:MDV121640
Name:Monument in Churchstow Churchyard


An unusual monument stands above a grave in the churchyard, east of the church, comprising a triumphant cross with orb.


Grid Reference:SX 712 459
Map Sheet:SX74NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChurchstow
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCHURCHSTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))
  • GRAVE (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 643, (Vol 5), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Churchstow Churchyard SX712459
An unusual monument stands above a grave in the churchyard, east of the church. A Triumphant Cross with orb, the cross represents Christianity and the orb represents the earth and symbolises Christ’s triumph over the world as well as the defeat of paganism by Christianity. It is often found on Christ sceptre in Christian art.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 643, (Vol 5), sketch. [Mapped feature: #110993 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5065Related to: St George's Church, Modbury (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 28 2018 1:20PM