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HER Number:MDV193
Name:Cross at St Brannock's Parish Church, Braunton


Cross forming the lintel to the west window of the south transept. The carved stone is a portion of a sepulchral slab of the 12th century.


Grid Reference:SS 489 370
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/12/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XII to XIII - 1101 AD to 1300 AD (Between))

Full description

Watkin, H. R., 1930 - 1934, Seven Hundred Years Ago. AD 1232, 212 (Article in Serial). SDV81790.

Purbeck slab 2 metres in length with inscribed cross. Possibly commissioned as a result of a dispensation awarded to the families of those on the 6th crusade.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1938, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II, 308 (Article in Serial). SDV6308.

Forming the lintel to the deeply-splayed west window of the south transept, there is a carved stone said to be a fragment of a Saxon cross-shaft. Careful examination has shown that it is a portion of a sepulchral slab bearing the elaborately foliated stem of a cross, carved in semi-relief, of the late 12th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV6308Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1938. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. 308.
SDV81790Article in Serial: Watkin, H. R.. 1930 - 1934. Seven Hundred Years Ago. AD 1232. Transactions of the Torquay Natural History Society. 6. Unknown. 212.

Associated Monuments

MDV185Part of: Braunton, St Brannock's Parish Church (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 12 2008 2:39PM