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HER Number:MDV4755
Name:Gatepost at Lower Uppcott


A stone in use as a gate post thought by Masson Phillips to potentially be a reused cross shaft. Survey in 1978 notes it does not resemble a cross. Similar to other gateposts in the area.


Grid Reference:SX 579 957
Map Sheet:SX59NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59NE/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS? (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • GATE PIER (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261546.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/69(1937)334/the ancient stone crosses of devon part 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV261547.

Des=king, a. C. /dcra survey a30 okehampton bypass - final report/(31/1/1979)/ (worksheet)in smr.

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

A stone in use as a gate post near lower upcott. It is a roughly shaped post of rectangular section and has a square socket cut on its top surface. May be part of a cross (masson phillips). Vis=23/11/1978 (king). Does not resemble a cross. Similar to other gateposts in the area.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 282, (Vol 3), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Lower Upcott SX580955
A cross shaft is in use as a gatepost to the higher entrance to Lower Upcott, about half a mile from Okehampton Town centre, on the road to Hatherleigh. A cross shaft, roughly shaped, of rectangular section having a square socket cut in its top surface. It bears an Ordnance Surface benchmark on the lower part of the shaft.
Shaft height 1.08 metres, width 0.30 by 0.22 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV261546Migrated Record:
SDV261547Migrated Record:
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 282, (Vol 3), sketch.
SDV5785Migrated Record: Masson Phillips, E. N..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2018 10:58AM