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HER Number:MDV4855
Name:Cross southwest of Mothecombe House


Medieval socket stone of a cross against the wall of a cottage to the southwest of Mothecombe House


Grid Reference:SX 608 478
Map Sheet:SX64NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolbeton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLBETON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64NW/6/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140860.

Mothecombe house. Against the wall of a cottage in a field sw of mothecombe house. Type b. A socket stone of granite in the shape of a regular octagon with a chamfered top edge. Hollowed out to form a trough.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140861.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/91(1959)86/supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of devon, 5th paper.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140862.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 315, (vol 3), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Mothecombe House SX608478
A socket stone lies beside a small outhouse, near the vegetable garden south-east if Mothecombe House, Holbeton. A socket stone square at the base with corner shoulders, and octagonal above. It is inverted, and what was originally the lower surface has been hollowed out to form a trough. After inversion an inscription has been cut – ‘V N 1827’. This socket stone stood at Great Orcheton, Modbury. Great Orcheton and Mothecombe are both owned by the Fleet Estate.
Socket stone 0.71 by 0.71 metres by 0.358 metres high. Inside 0.55 by 0.55 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140860Migrated Record:
SDV140861Migrated Record:
SDV140862Migrated Record:
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 315, (vol 3), sketch.

Associated Monuments

MDV4856Related to: Cross at Mothecombe House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2018 12:13PM