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HER Number:MDV403
Name:Dunsland Cross

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SS 405 038
Map Sheet:SS40SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS40SW/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV19356.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/69(1937)318/the ancient stone crosses of devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV19357.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Dunsland cross. The site of a cross mentioned as a bond mark in a return of the boundaries of "the chase of okehampton" 1532-33. The name is applied to the crossroads, about 1.375km north of dunsland cross station, on the main road from holsworthy to highampton, about 6km east of holsworthy. Mr. Bickford dickinson of dunsland, when restoring an old cart shed at dunsland (jointed to the tudor wing of the house) found that one of the granite posts supporting the roof was a slender octagonal shaft, tapering upwards. Probably a cross shaft, possibly that of dunsland cross. It has been left in place. Mr. T. T. Humphreys, of the holsworthy association, took photographs of the shaft. Vis=7/11/1978 (os). No remains of a cross.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19356Migrated Record:
SDV19357Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2015 3:24PM