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HER Number:MDV4765
Name:Former Market Cross, Okehampton Town Hall


A town or market cross, located opposite the town hall, is mentioned in the 17th century. Exact location unknown.


Grid Reference:SX 587 951
Map Sheet:SX59NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59NE/14
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX59NE8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Unknown date)

Full description

Young, E. H., 1932, Okehampton, 61 (Monograph). SDV227286.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 334 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Town or Market Cross. Once stood opposite the Town Hall. Mention in diary entries of 1667 and 1696. Type B. All that remains is a small portion of the octagonal granite shaft in the yard of a house.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 334, (Vol 3), missing (Un-published). SDV360833.

Okehampton Market Cross (missing)
A cross stood opposite the Town Hall. The town cross is mentioned in diary entries of 1667 and 1696, the 1930s all that remained of the cross was a small portion of octagonal granite shaft in the yard of a house, the fate of this portion of cross is unknown.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX59NE8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV349561.

Site visit 9th October 1974. The whereabouts of the cross shaft was not established.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV227286Monograph: Young, E. H.. 1932. Okehampton. Parochial Histories of Devonshire. 1. Unknown. 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. 334.
SDV349561Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX59NE8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 334, (Vol 3), missing.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2018 1:36PM