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HER Number:MDV2735
Name:Clawton Churchyard Cross


A possible fragment of churchyard cross formerly within the church is now standing in the north-west corner of the churchyard.


Grid Reference:SX 348 993
Map Sheet:SX39NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClawton
Ecclesiastical ParishCLAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX39NW/503/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 318 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Reverend H. H. Harvey states that what may be a fragment of the churchyard cross is preserved in the church.

NMR, 1974, SX39NW10 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV9675.

Visited by Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division in 1974, when local enquiry and search failed to produce evidence for existence of cross fragments in Clawton church.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974 - 1977, SX39NW10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV9662.

Site visit 7th February 1974.
A search failed to produce evidence for the existence of the alleged cross fragment referred to in Masson Phillips article in the Transactions of the Devonshire Association, Vol. 69.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 103, (Vol 1), sketch, photograph (Un-published). SDV360833.

Clawton Churchyard SX349993
A fragment of cross shaft stands in the north-west corner of the churchyard some 33 metres from the church. It formerly was preserved in the church (1937). The fragment is believed to be part of the churchyard cross, it is roughly rectangular with a chamfered edge, and a slot cut on one face at its top.
Shaft height 0.38 metres, width 0.20 by 0.14 metres. Colour photograph included with report.

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. 318.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 103, (Vol 1), sketch, photograph.
SDV9662Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974 - 1977. SX39NW10. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV9675National Monuments Record Database: NMR. 1974. SX39NW10. NMR Index. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2732Related to: Clawton St. Leonard (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV864 - Archaeological recording for the National Trust
  • EDV865 - SX39NW10

Date Last Edited:Nov 19 2020 5:05PM