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HER Number:MDV2226
Name:Brokencrosse, Roborough Down


Not accurately located; record of cross known as 'Brokencrosse' on Roborough Down. Recorded on 16th century may of Plymouth Leat.


Grid Reference:SX 50 63
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictSouth Hams
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/33

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 302 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

"Brokencrosse". This cross is marked on a late 16th century map of Plymouth Leat. Shown standing between the road (to Tavistock) across Roborough Down and the leat, which at this point runs in a direction roughly parallel with the road.
It is possible that the site of this missing cross is now occupied by a rough tapering block of Roborough Down stone, the top of which is fashioned into a letter "B" cut in relief. A boundary-mark of the parishes of Bickleigh and Buckland Monachorum, situated near the southern extremity of Roborough Down, a short distance east of the main road, nearly opposite the Buckland turning. Suggested that this stone may have replaced the "Brokencrosse".

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. 302. [Mapped feature: #11950 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV19108Related to: Plymouth Leat (Dartmoor section) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 19 2016 3:48PM