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HER Number:MDV1616
Name:Cross on Burley Down


Cross shaft standing beside a boundary stone and track across Burley Down.


Grid Reference:SX 49 87
Map Sheet:SX48NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridestowe
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLEWTRENCHARD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48NE/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=25/11/1997 (dyer) not located. Probably confused/same as sx48ne/8 (worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261737.

On burley down, about 2 1/2 miles nw of lydford. In the western morning news may 9th, 1934, mr. G. E. L. Carter mentions that "beside the track crossing the down is a stone way-mark, which from its shape appears to be the remains of an old cross".

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261739.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/69(1937)309/the ancient stone crosses of devon, part 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261740.

Des=dyer, m. /(25/11/(1997)/exeter archaeology: two castles trail survey/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261741.

Dyer, m. J. + manning, p. T. /objective 5b:okehampton to polson bridge recreation and land management initiative:cultural heritage appraisal/(1998)/(ea report 98.01).

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 79, (Vol 1), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Burley Down SX490869
A cross shaft stands beside a boundary stone, and a track crossing Burley Down, about 2.5 miles north-west of Lydford. A small portion of a cross shaft of octagonal section, tapering upwards, and surmounted by an elliptical tenon, probably the upper portion of a cross shaft that has lost its head and arms. There is also a small hole in the shaft on the eastern face.
Cross shaft height 0.56 metres, width (at its widest part) 0.18 by 0.18 metres. Elliptical top 0.15 metres in diameter by 6.35 centimetres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV261737Migrated Record:
SDV261739Migrated Record:
SDV261740Migrated Record:
SDV261741Migrated Record:
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 79, (Vol 1), sketch.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2018 10:33AM