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HER Number:MDV2844
Name:Cross in use as a gate post at Hanger Farm, Cornwood

Summary

An unfinished cross in use as a gate-post on the right-hand side of the road to the farmhouse. One of the arms, the head and the shaft have been partly formed. The other arm is missing, and the rear face of the block is in a rough state.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 613 587
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: An unfinished medieval cross in use as a gate-post on the right-hand side of the road to Hanger Farm, Cornwood

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/13/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))
  • GATE PIER (XVIII to XX - 1751 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Whitley, H. M., 1922-1923, Cross at Hanger Farm, Cornwood (Article in Serial). SDV148637.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 303 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross at Hanger Farm, situated on the western slope of Hanger Down. Type A. A cross of the rough moorland type, unfinished and abandoned in the process of manufacture. Is in use as a gate-post on the right-hand side of the road to the farm-house. The shape of the cross is apparent on one side of the granite block forming the gatepost and one of the arms, the head and the shaft have been partly formed. The other arm is missing, and the rear face of the block is in a rough state.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1938, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II, plate 32, figure 9 (Article in Serial). SDV6308.


Copeland, G. W., 1944, Thirteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch, 102 (Article in Serial). SDV148767.

Un-finished monolithic granite cross in use as a gate-post.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NW8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148636.

SX6130 5870 (28/3/1950). In a mutilated state the cross stands about 1.6 metres high (citing Whitley, 1922-1923).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148636Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NW8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #15707 ]
SDV148637Article in Serial: Whitley, H. M.. 1922-1923. Cross at Hanger Farm, Cornwood. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 12. Unknown.
SDV148767Article in Serial: Copeland, G. W.. 1944. Thirteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 76. Paperback Volume. 102.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 303.
SDV6308Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1938. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. plate 32, figure 9.

Associated Monuments

MDV77392Related to: Hanger farmstead, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 9 2018 2:29PM