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HER Number:MDV3150
Name:Ermington Cross

Summary

The church porch, in an arched recess is a cross. Type b. The head and arms are of octagonal section mounted on a small granite block. The head, the arms and the shaft below the arms are all provided with cusps or spurs, an unusual feature. In the recess in the east wall of the south porch is a cross similar to the one described above. It is cut from granite, which occurs over an area of several square miles in the erme valley above ivybridge. Both crosses presumably came from here. Spurred type of cross, a late development, 15th century. Type b. Head and arms of cross of octagonal section mounted on a small granite block.(unattributed masson-philips).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 532
Map Sheet:SX65SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishErmington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65SW/6/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Late Medieval - 1401 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

UNATTRIBUTED MASSON-PHILIPS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166984.

The church porch, in an arched recess is a cross. Type b. The head and arms are of octagonal section mounted on a small granite block. The head, the arms and the shaft below the arms are all provided with cusps or spurs, an unusual feature. In the recess in the east wall of the south porch is a cross similar to the one described above. It is cut from granite, which occurs over an area of several square miles in the erme valley above ivybridge. Both crosses presumably came from here. Spurred type of cross, a late development, 15th century. Type b. Head and arms of cross of octagonal section mounted on a small granite block.(unattributed masson-philips).


MASSON PHILLIPS, 1987, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166985.

Spurrell's cross. Similar to cross head at shilston barton (sx65se/64).(masson phillips, 1987).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166986.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/69(1937)303/the ancient stone crosses of devon. Part 1.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166987.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/70(1938)pl 32 fig 9/the ancient stone crosses of devon. Part 2.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166988.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/72(1940)265/supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of devon.2nd. Paper.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166989.

Osa=sx65sw11.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166990.

Masson phillips, e. N. /tda/119(1987)243/supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of devon(eighth paper).


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 166, (Vol 2), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Ermington Church SX638533
The head and arms of a cross stand in an arched recess in the east wall of the south porch of the church. The head and arms, and the shaft below the arms, are all provided with cusps or spurs. The cross is cut from pinitic granite (granite containing pinite as an accessory material) as in common with Spurrells Cross. In view of the similarity in design of these two crosses and the rarity of this type (it is confined to the South Hams) that both crosses were the work of the same maker. This spurred type of cross is a late development, and may be assigned to the 15th century.
Cross height 0.66 metres, span 0.63 metres. Base 0.25 by 0.17 metres. Cross arms 0.22 metres wide. Spurs 0.33 metres. Hole in cross head 3.8 centimetres in diameter by 2.54 centimetres deep. Socket stone 0.40 metres by 0.35 metres by 0.17 metre high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166984Migrated Record: UNATTRIBUTED MASSON-PHILIPS.
SDV166985Migrated Record: MASSON PHILLIPS, 1987.
SDV166986Migrated Record:
SDV166987Migrated Record:
SDV166988Migrated Record:
SDV166989Migrated Record:
SDV166990Migrated Record:
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 166, (Vol 2), sketch.

Associated Monuments

MDV3148Related to: Ermington, St Peter and St Paul (Building)
MDV2922Related to: Spurrell's Cross, Ugborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2018 1:41PM