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HER Number:MDV4658
Name:Widgery Cross, Brat Tor

Summary

Widgery cross, Brat Tor. Not an ancient cross, but erected by Widgery, the artist in 1887 to commemorate the Jubilee year of Queen Victoria.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 539 855
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/23

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XIX - 1887 AD to 1887 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 311 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Widgery Cross, Battor. Not an ancient cross, but erected by Widgery, the artist in 1887 to commemorate the Jubilee year of Queen Victoria. A Latin cross built up of small roughly cut blocks, set up on the rock on the summit of the tor. On one side of the base stone of the shaft is the incised inscription "W. Widgery,fecit. Jubilee. V. R. ".


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

'Wigery Cross' is depicted on the modern mapping at Brat Tor.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 311.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #28329 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV103811Related to: Hunter Memorial, Black Rock, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2016 1:51PM