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HER Number:MDV4665
Name:Watergate Cross, Bridestowe


Near the signpost at the cross roads south of the camp at Burley Wood is a possible fragment of a cross shaft (recorded in 1959). Visit in late 2000s could not positively identify this artefact.


Grid Reference:SX 502 871
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridestowe
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDESTOWE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/30

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=25/11/1997 (dyer) watergate cross. Granite shaft still visible in situ, lying partially buried at edge of grass triangle around road signpost. Shaft is at least 1m long and 0.30m wide (worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV233703.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/91(1959)87/supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of devon. Fifth paper.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV233704.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV233705.

Des=dyer, m. /(25/11/(1997)/exeter archaeology: two castles trail survey/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV233706.

Dyer, m. J. + manning, p. T. /objective 5b:okehampton to polson bridge recreation and land management initiative:cultural heritage appraisal/(1998)28/(ea report 98.01).

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

Vis=29/5/1973 (os) a granite pillar 3.2m long, 0.5m wide, 0.2m thick. No trace of carving or decoration. Date and purpose unknown: an unlikely cross shaft.

Masson Phillips, E. N., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5785.

Watergate. Near the signpost at the cross roads south of the camp at burley wood is a possible fragment of a cross shaft (masson phillips).

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 498, (Vol 4), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Watergate SX502871
Recorded in 1959, a fragment of cross shaft near the signpost at the crossroads south of the camp at Burley Wood, about 1.25 miles north-west of Lydford.
Unable to locate this fragment of cross with any certainty, a granite shaft / fragment lies amongst the grass at the crossroads near the signpost.
Granite shaft length 1.39 metres, width 0.43 metres by 0.15 metres above turf.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV233703Migrated Record:
SDV233704Migrated Record:
SDV233705Migrated Record:
SDV233706Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 498, (Vol 4), sketch.
SDV5785Migrated Record: Masson Phillips, E. N..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2018 11:17AM