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HER Number:MDV1720
Name:Mound at St Mary's Parish Church, Bratton Clovelly

Summary

Mound in the churchyard at St Mary's parish church in Bratton Clovelly said to be the site of a churchyard cross

Location

Grid Reference:SX 463 918
Map Sheet:SX49SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBratton Clovelly
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRATTON CLOVELLY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438281
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX49SE/7/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Unknown date)

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 331 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Mound of 4-5 metres diameter by 0.5 metres high in the churchyard of St Mary's Parish church in Bratton Clovelly which is said to be the site of the churchyard cross. Despoiled by early 19th century graves being dug into it. No trace of stonework.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX49SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV261880.

There is a mound in the churchyard which is aid to be the site of a churchyard cross. (The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon Pt 1 331 Phillips, E. M.).

The mound, which is irregular in plan and 4-5 metres across and about 0.5 metre in height has been despoiled by early 19th century graves being dug into it. The mound was pointed out by a former church warden, who said it was traditionally the site of a cross. (Site visit and oral, 14/04/1951).

The mound is as described; there is no trace of stonework. (Site visit, 04/06/1973)

"…25 feet from the porch is a mound whose form and position suggests that it is the site of a churchyard cross. Graves on the mound however hinder investigation" (Extracts from notes in the church - take during above visit 1973)


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 51, (Vol 1) (Un-published). SDV360833.

Bratton Clovelly Churchyard SX464918
The churchyard cross is now missing, there is a mound in the churchyard which is said to be the site of the churchyard cross.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 438281 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344063.

The mound, which is irregular in plan and 4-5 metres across and about 0.5 a metre in height with no trace of stonework. The mound is 7.6 metres from the church porch. Other details: SX49SE7.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 331.
SDV261880Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX49SE7. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV344063National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 438281. National Monuments Record Index. Website. [Mapped feature: #7933 ]
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 51, (Vol 1).

Associated Monuments

MDV1719Related to: St Mary's Parish Church, Bratton Clovelly (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2018 3:58PM