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HER Number:MDV37772
Name:Trough/socket stone for cross east of Vicarage gatehouse, Hennock

Summary

Octagonal granite trough, believed to be the socket-stone of the medieval village cross. The trough now has a shallow circular hollow on top with an outlet hole in centre and another in front. It is supplied with water from a cast-iron pipe in the Vicarage garden wall. In front of it is a granite cobbled pavement with a kerb of large, roughly-shaped granite blocks.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 830 808
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHennock
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHENNOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88SW/96/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Medley-Fulford, D., 1906, Hennock Church and Parish, 96 (Article in Serial). SDV311444.

Estimated date: 1905 A cross stood in the centre of the roadway with three steps and part of the shaft. This was all removed about 1876.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1943, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon. (Third Paper), 262 (Article in Serial). SDV320746.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX88SW5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV311442.

In the village, opposite the Palk Arms, there is an octagonal stone with a shallow circular trough cut in the top surface. G. W. Copeland suggests that it may be an inverted socket-stone.
Too shallow for a proper trough, this is apparently the stone pedestal into which a circular socket-stone of a cross shaft would fit. An overflow for draining water has been cut into it on its northeast side, and it is much weathered and dilapidated. (26/5/1953)


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1954, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper), 179 (Article in Serial). SDV15725.


Department of Environment, 1986, Hennock, 101 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV299469.

Granite trough about 8 metres east of vicarage gatehouse. Octagonal granite trough, believed to be the socket-stone of the medieval village cross. The trough now has a shallow circular hollow on top with an outlet hole in centre and another in front. It is supplied with water from a cast-iron pipe in the vicarage garden wall. In front of it is a granite cobbled pavement with a kerb of large, roughly-shaped granite blocks.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Spring is depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 28/06/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

HENNOCK HENNOCK SX 8380 10/133 Granite trough about 8 metres - east of Vicarage Gatehouse - GV II
Octagonal granite trough, believed to be the socket-stone of the medieval village cross. The trough now has a shallow circular hollow on top with an outlet hole in centre and another in front. It is supplied with water from a cast-iron pipe in the Vicarage garden wall. In front of it is a granite cobbled pavement with a kerb of large, roughly-shaped granite blocks.
Sources: R M Fulford in Transactions of Exeter Diocesan Architectural and Archaeological Society, XIII, 1908, pp.150-1. E Masson Phillips in Transactions of Devonshire Association, 1943, p.262.
Listing NGR: SX8306680861

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15725Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1954. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 86. A5 Hardback. 179.
SDV299469List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Hennock. Historic Houses Register. Hard copy. 101.
SDV311442Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX88SW5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV311444Article in Serial: Medley-Fulford, D.. 1906. Hennock Church and Parish. Transactions of the Exeter Diocese Architectural and Archaeological Society. 2. Unknown. 96.
SDV320746Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1943. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon. (Third Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 262.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #89605 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 28/06/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV37773Related to: Vicarage gatehouse, Hennock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 27 2017 3:27PM