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HER Number:MDV18262
Name:Scarlett's Cross, Exeter


No longer extant. A cross, known as Scarlett's Cross, used to stand at the junction of Rose Barn Lane, Mount Pleasant road and Old Tiverton Road. Travellers used to pray there before entering the city.


Grid Reference:SX 931 938
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishHEAVITREE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SW/80

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22658.

Rowley, f. R. /dcnq/7,pt.1(1912-1913)66/an early christian cross-shaft in the royal albert memorial museum, exeter.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22659.

Lega-weekes, e. /dcnq/21(1940-1941)166-167/ancient stone crosses of exeter: scarlet's cross.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22660.

Hooker, j. /history of exeter/(1911)101,map(devon and cornwall record society edition).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22661.

Masson phillips, e. N. /tda/71(1939)239.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22662.


Rowley, F. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV118529.

A cross, known as scarlett's cross, used to stand at the junction of rose barn lane, mount pleasant road and tiverton road. Travellers used to pray there before entering the city (rowley).

Reichel, O. J., 1902, The Devonshire Domesday (Article in Serial). SDV22298.

Shown on hooker's map of sidwells fee. Earliest reference is 1596. The name comes from the scarlet family who owned property nearby (lega-weekes).

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 397, (Vol 3), missing (Un-published). SDV360833.

Scarlett's Cross
Formerly stood on the green triangle (now a roundabout) at the junction of Old Tiverton Road, Union Road and Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter. An actual cross, standing at this site, is depicted in Hokers platte of Saint Sydwells fee 16th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118529Migrated Record: Rowley, F. R..
SDV22298Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1902. The Devonshire Domesday. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Hardback.
SDV22658Migrated Record:
SDV22659Migrated Record:
SDV22660Migrated Record:
SDV22661Migrated Record:
SDV22662Migrated Record:
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 397, (Vol 3), missing.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 15 2018 1:58PM