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HER Number:MDV2586
Name:Cross south of Shaden Brake Plantation

Summary

The monument includes a wayside cross situated on the north side of a road on Shaden Moor overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Plym. The cross survives as the head arms and upper part of a shaft of a medieval cross with a restored lower shaft. The Latin cross was roughly carved from a single piece of granite and rectangular in section. The medieval part is up to 0.9m high and 0.58m wide across the arms. The cross is thought to have marked the route from Plympton Priory to Sampford Spiney.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 552 634
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/174
  • Old SAM County Ref: 420

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAYSIDE CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 305 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

There is a stone cross by the roadside, near Shaden Brake plantation. Type A. The upper portion of a cross of rough rectangular section with short arms, set up on a modern shaft. Plain, granite, originally of one piece.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1980, SX56SE47 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146260.

Cross is as described by Masson Phillips. The base of the modern shaft is set in rough stones mortared together (13/1/1950).
The total height of the cross is 2.0 metres, of which the medieval head is 0.9 metres in height, and 0.6 metres in width. In good condition (27/8/1980).


Ancient Monuments, 1959, Schedule (Schedule Document). SDV215073.

Plain granite cross with shaft and head origins originally of one piece. Shaft has been broken and is now cemented together. Stands on a granite base beside the road. Height of cross is 2.134 metres.


Department of Environment, 1984, South Hams, 42 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336648.

Wayside cross. Probably medieval. Roughly hewn granite Latin cross with only short section of shaft surviving. Restored and now set on later granite shaft. Possibly marked the route of an old track from Plympton Priory to Sampford Spiney.


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


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 29/06/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

The monument includes a wayside cross situated on the north side of a road on Shaden Moor overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Plym. The cross survives as the head arms and upper part of a shaft of a medieval cross with a restored lower shaft. The Latin cross was roughly carved from a single piece of granite and rectangular in section. The medieval part is up to 0.9m high and 0.58m wide across the arms. The cross is thought to have marked the route from Plympton Priory to Sampford Spiney.
Despite restoration the wayside cross on Shaden Moor, 625m north east of Huxton Farm, survives comparatively well and indicates the affection in which it was held despite the religious and iconoclastic turbulence of the past.
This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 3 November 2015. The record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV146260Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1980. SX56SE47. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV215073Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1959. Schedule. The Schedule of Monuments. Typescript.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 305.
SDV336648List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. South Hams. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 42.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 29/06/2016.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2016 11:25AM