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HER Number:MDV36091
Name:Socket Stone at Newton Ferrers


Medieval socket stone with a modern cross at Newton Ferrers


Grid Reference:SX 548 479
Map Sheet:SX54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton and Noss
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishREVELSTOKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438351
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX54NW/44

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165537.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/72(1940)266/supplementary notes,2nd paper.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165538.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/86(1954)181/supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of devon,4th paper.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165539.

Masson-phillips, e. N. /tda/111(1979)140.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165540.

Phillips, e. M. /dcnq/19(1936-1937)314 pl/three crosses (?) near plymouth.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165541.


SIC, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3038.

Vis=30/7/865(sic) (os) square chamfered cross base with modern cross. Rather worn, crudely chamfered, measures 1m by 0.95m by 0.5m thick. Edges of socket hole hidden under thick spread of concrete, and tarmac of road surface is gradually building up against uphill side of stone.

PHILLIPS, 1936-1937, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148235.

The unrestored socket-stone is illustrated (phillips, 1936-1937).

BOVEY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV156067.

Above ngr suspect (bovey).

MASSON PHILLIPS, 1954, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165528.

Newton ferrers. In the village opposite the inn. Type b. A square granite block, with a chamfered top edge, on which is mounted a (disused) metal lamp-post. An ancient stone, probably the socket stone of a cross (masson phillips, 1954).

MASSON-PHILLIPS, 1979, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165529.

In 1955 this socket stone was fitted with a new granite cross, tall with chamfered edges (masson-phillips, 1979).

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165534.

Modern cross is 2.1m tall and 0.3m square at base (nmr citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165535.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/69(1937)304/the ancient stone crosses of devon,part 1.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1955, SX54NW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV165536.

In the village opposite the Inn is a square granite block with a chamfered top edge on which is mounted a disused metal lamppost. This block is probably a cross socket stone. (TDA Vol 69 1937 pg304 Masson Phillips, E.)

South of the church at the foot of Newton Hill. (TDA Vol 72 1940 pg266 Masson Phillips, E.)

The stone is in situ. (TDA Vol 86 1954 pg181 Masson Phillips, E.)

The square chamfered cross base with its modern cross stands in the small square at the foot of newton hill. It is rather worn, crudely chamfered, and measures 1m by 0.95m and 0.5m thick; the edges of the socket hole are hidden under a thick spread of concrete and the tarmacadam road surface is gradually building up against the uphill side of the stone. The modern cross is 2.1m tall and 0.3m square at its base. Sited by os at above ngr reference. (Site visit, 30/7/1986 - card not available).

Pearson, A., 2007, Noss Mayo, Devon: Rising Main Rapid Desk-Based Assessment, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV346466.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 320, (Vol 3), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Newton Ferrers SX549479
Newton Ferrers cross stands in the village, south of the church. A socket stone, square in shape with corners cut away from top to bottom to form an irregular octagon. The top edges of this stone are chamfered. It supports a tall modern cross, with chamfered edges and tapering upwards. The new cross was fitted in 1955, prior to this the ancient socket stone supported a metal lamp standard.
Cross height 1.98 metres, span 0.63 metres. Base 0.30 by 0.30 metres. Socket stone 0.91 by 0.96 metres by 0.43 metres high.

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148235Migrated Record: PHILLIPS, 1936-1937.
SDV156067Migrated Record: BOVEY.
SDV165528Migrated Record: MASSON PHILLIPS, 1954.
SDV165529Migrated Record: MASSON-PHILLIPS, 1979.
SDV165534Migrated Record: NMR CITING OS.
SDV165535Migrated Record:
SDV165536Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1955. SX54NW2. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV165537Migrated Record:
SDV165538Migrated Record:
SDV165539Migrated Record:
SDV165540Migrated Record:
SDV165541Migrated Record:
SDV3038Migrated Record: SIC.
SDV346466Report - Assessment: Pearson, A.. 2007. Noss Mayo, Devon: Rising Main Rapid Desk-Based Assessment. Andrew Pearson Archaeological Consultant. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 320, (Vol 3), sketch.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2018 4:17PM