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HER Number:MDV4178
Name:Churchyard cross south-west of tower of church of St Mary

Summary

Churchyard cross. Probably 15th century with late 19th century restoration to cross. Granite. Square base of 3 steps, bottom step about 2 metres by 2 metres, surmounted by square block plinth with hollow-chamfered edge and carved sides, much worn; shaft of cross possibly original with chamfered edges and pyramid stops, replacement cross head.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 509 787
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMary Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/59
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XIV to XV - 1400 AD to 1499 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 312 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross. An ancient square pedestal of three stages bears a square socket stone, with a chamfered top and sides ornamented with quatrefoils etc. carved in relief. The shaft is square at the base and becomes octagonal with pointed stops. It tapers upwards and bears a new head and arms. The cross was formerly the village cross and in 1860 the churchyard was enlarged, taking into its boundary the open space on which the cross stood. A large fragment of a Phillips Type B cross head with one arm missing, rests on second step of the pedestal on the south side.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1940, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon. (Second paper), Plate 20, figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV86756.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57NW23, 26/9/1950 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV226117.

The total height of the cross is 1.85 metres of which 1.5 metres is the height of the original shaft. The socket stone is 0.9 metres square and 0.45 metres high and the pedestal is 0.85 metres high. Portion of cross head rests on pedestal.


Starkey, F. H., 1983, Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks, 126-7 (Monograph). SDV345128.


Department of Environment, 1987, Mary Tavy, 61 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV226121.


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

'Stone Cross' depicted on the modern maps.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 04/07/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

MARY TAVY MARY TAVY SX 57 NW 4/89 Churchyard cross in the churchyard - about 20m south west of tower of Church of St Mary - GV II
Churchyard cross. Probably C15 with late C19 restoration to cross. Granite. Square base of 3 steps, bottom step about 2 metres by 2 metres, surmounted by square block plinth with hollow-chamfered edge and carved sides, much worn; shaft of cross possibly original with chamfered edges and pyramid stops, replacement cross head.
Listing NGR: SX5090678729


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

A medieval cross-head with one arm missing lies looser on the pedestal. It is 0.4 metres high and 0.3 metres wide (National Monuments Record citing Ordnance Survey).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV226117Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57NW23. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 26/9/1950.
SDV226121List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Mary Tavy. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 61.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 312.
SDV345128Monograph: Starkey, F. H.. 1983. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Paperback Volume. 126-7.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #24835 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 04/07/2016.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV86756Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1940. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon. (Second paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. A5 Hardback. Plate 20, figure 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV4165Related to: Mary Tavy, St Mary's Church (Building)
MDV122916Related to: Row of cottages south of church, Mary Tavy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 11 2018 1:22PM