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HER Number:MDV2322
Name:Cross on the green, Meavy

Summary

Probably 15th century, restored in 1891. Octagonal granite shaft set in a chamfered octagonal base. The latin head is a restoration. The base stands on three steps which may also date from the restoration. After being lost for over a century the shaft was found and set on its pedestal in 1891.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 540 671
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/16/5
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XIV to XV - 1400 AD to 1499 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 312, plate 42, figure 24 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

In the churchyard north of the church. Type A. An ancient square pedestal of three stages bears a square socket stone, with a chamfered top edge, and sides ornamented with quatrefoils, etc. , carved in relief. The shaft is square at the base and becomes octagonal with pointed stops. It tapers and bears a new head and arms. Formerly the village cross, in 1860 the church yard was enlarged, taking into its boundary the open space on which the cross stood.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NW10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV250727.

Situated at the west end of Meavy village green. Photographed (22/1/1952)


Starkey, F. H., 1983, Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks, 121 (Monograph). SDV345128.


Department of Environment, 1987, Meavy (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV252327.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Cross is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 28/06/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

MEAVY MEAVY SX 56 NW 4/103 Village Cross 21.3.67 GV II
Village Cross. Probably C15, restored in 1891. Octagonal granite shaft set in a chamfered octagonal base. The latin head is a restoration. The base stands on 3 steps which may also date from the restoration. After being lost for over a century the shaft was found and set on its pedestal in 1891. Source: Meavy Church Guide
Listing NGR: SX5404667191

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. 312, plate 42, figure 24.
SDV250727Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NW10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV252327List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Meavy. Historic Houses Register. Unknown.
SDV345128Monograph: Starkey, F. H.. 1983. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Paperback Volume. 121.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #83757 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 28/06/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV80780Related to: K6 Telephone box, Meavy (Building)
MDV111892Related to: Meavy War Memorial (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 28 2016 3:11PM