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HER Number:MDV2921
Name:Hookmoor Medieval Cross

Summary

A Medieval stone cross stood on the north-west corner of the crossroads. Unable to locate the cross stump (2009-2011). It has been said that the cross was broken by council workmen and thrown into a rubbish dump, and then rescued by a local man who cemented it into a garden wall at Wrangaton.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 684 568
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/29
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX65NE41

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Stone Cross' shown on 19th century map at the crossroads with another 'Stone Cross' to the northwest.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Stone Cross' shown on early 20th century map.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 307 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Hookmoor Cross, stands at the northwest corner of the crossroads about 1 1/2km northeast of Ugborough on the Ugborough - Wrangaton Station road. Type A. This is the rough stump, practically unshaped, of a roadside cross which was broken and dispersed between 1930 and 1935 (said to have been knocked over by a lorry). Stump itself now lost - probably in hedge adjacent. A small, very roughly formed cross with stumpy arms and a tapering head to the shaft. Four letters cut in relief upon it: M (south - Modbury), B (north - Brent), P (west - Plymouth), T (east - Totnes).


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1943, Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon, 147-8 (Article in Serial). SDV148816.


Copeland, G. W., 1944, Thirteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch, 101 (Article in Serial). SDV148767.

In the grounds before the house (Old Wrangaton Manor, Ugborough) is an ancient cross, brought from Hookmore Cross, where is did duty as a gate-post. The thick granite shaft is unusual in being almost elliptical in section, and the short arms are curiously tapered. On each side of the head is an incised Latin cross. The socket stone is square and apparently modern.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE41 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV175342.

Remains of cross scanty. Photographed in hedge. Other details: Photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 1969, SX65NE (Cartographic). SDV337017.

'Stone Cross (remains of)' shown on 1969 map.


Groves, R., 1970, Roads and Tracks, 193 (Article in Monograph). SDV175341.

Groves is of the opinion that many such direction stones were erected within a few decades of an act of 1696 which empowered the justices to do so.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary, Map 7 (Report - Survey). SDV340217.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text, 19 (Report - Assessment). SDV340215.

Other details: Site 97.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps (Report - Assessment). SDV340216.

Other details: Map 7 Site 97.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 231, (Vol 2), missing (Un-published). SDV360833.

Hookmoor Cross SX684568 Missing
The remains of a cross (stump) stands at a crossroads about one mile north-east of Ugborough, on the road from Ugborough to Wrangaton. The rough stump is practically un-shaped. Small cross is in the hedge at the roadside. In 1930 the cross was in a complete state but since that time (and 1935) it was broken and the head and arms disappeared. It was a very small, roughly formed cross, with stumpy arms and tapering head to the shaft. The interesting feature of this cross was that four letters were cut in relief on it – southern face ‘M’ (Modbury), northern face ‘B’ (Brent), western face ‘P’ (Plymouth) and eastern face ‘T’ (Totnes).
Unable to locate the cross stump 2009-2011. It has been said that the cross was broken by council workmen abd thrown into a rubbish dump, and then rescued by a local man who cemented it into a garden wall at Wrangaton.


Docker, M., 2012, Hookmoor Cross (Correspondence). SDV352517.

Correspondence concerning the possible restoration and relocation of the medieval stone cross removed in the 1970s.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148767Article in Serial: Copeland, G. W.. 1944. Thirteenth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 76. Paperback Volume. 101.
SDV148816Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1943. Notes on Some Old Roadside Stones in South West Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 147-8.
SDV175341Article in Monograph: Groves, R.. 1970. Roads and Tracks. Dartmoor: a New Study. Hardback Volume. 193.
SDV175342Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE41. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 307.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337017Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1969. SX65NE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV340215Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital. 19.
SDV340216Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV340217Report - Survey: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 1224. A4 Stapled + Digital. Map 7.
SDV352517Correspondence: Docker, M.. 2012. Hookmoor Cross. Email. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 231, (Vol 2), missing.

Associated Monuments

MDV123131Related to: Remains of Hookmoor Cross, Wrangaton Manor (Monument)
MDV46591Related to: Stone Cross north of Hookmoor Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4375 - Fishacre to Lyneham Pipeline Assessment
  • EDV4391 - Fishacre to Lyneham Fieldwalking Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 9 2018 2:15PM