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HER Number:MDV2335
Name:Socket stone of wayside cross, Walkhampton


Socket stone of a medieval wayside cross, probably Yennadon Cross to the north-east, with socket-hole penetrating the stone and built into a wall near a gateway


Grid Reference:SX 540 691
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NW3
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439055
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAYSIDE CROSS (Constructed, Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Stone cross (remains of)' shown on Ordnance Survey 25 inch (1880s) map.

Breton, H. H., 1926 - 1927, Cross at Walkhampton, 74 (Article in Serial). SDV251923.

Socket stone in hedge at roadside to east of Dousland Farm. Part of a line of crosses between Buckfast and Buckland Abbeys.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 315 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross on the road to Princetown, built into a wall near a gateway, about half a mile from Dousland (Type A). A massive roughly square socket stone, with the square socket hole penetrating the stone. Possibly the "Yanedonecrosse" (Yennadon Cross) of the 13th century foundation deed of Buckland Abbey.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NW3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV251922.

(26/07/1950) Socket stone 1.0 metre by 0.8 metres, socket 0.3 metres square.

Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV249910.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 78, (Vol 1), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Burham Farm socket stone at SX540691 stands at the entrance to Burham Farm, on the Princetown to Yelverton road, about one and a half miles north-east of Yelverton. This is probably the socket stone of the cross standing at Yennadon (see number 526), about a quarter of a mile north-east. Yennadon Cross was built into a wall on Burham Farm, in 1974 it was removed and re-erected at what is believed to be its original site. Probably the ‘Yanedone Cross’ of 1280. The socket stone is roughly square, with an oblong socket hole which penetrates the stone.
Socket stone 1.09 metres by 0.78 metres, socket hole 0.38 metres by 0.30 metres.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Point shown on modern mapping.

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. 315.
SDV249910Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Dousland to Rundlestone Water Main. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV251922Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV251923Article in Serial: Breton, H. H.. 1926 - 1927. Cross at Walkhampton. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 74.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 78, (Vol 1), sketch.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128429 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV7386Related to: Yennadon Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV7386Related to: Yennadon Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV7386Related to: Yennadon Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV7386Related to: Yennadon Cross, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 7 2021 3:21PM