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HER Number:MDV2335
Name:Yennadon Cross


Remains of a stone cross on the road to Princetown, consisting of a massive, roughly square socket stone with socket-hole penetrating the stone. Cross is 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: 439055
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (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.

Remains of stone cross. The perforated base of this cross is a slab now set vertically in the hedge at the north corner of the crossroad.
Socket stone 1.0 meter by 0.8 metres, socket 0.3 metres square. Condition of stone is good.

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.

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.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2018 3:16PM