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HER Number:MDV4856
Name:Cross at Mothecombe House


Medieval socket stone of a cross at the southeast corner of Mothecombe House, regular octagon in shape with a chamfered top edge, hollowed out to form a trough.


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

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 441021
  • National Monuments Record: 441022
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64NW/6/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

MASSON PHILLIPS 1937,1959, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140805.

Mothecombe house. On a low wall flanking a terrace at the se corner of the house is a socket stone of the usual square to octagonal type, upside down, with the centre hollowed out as a trough. Type b or c. This is the cross base which previously stood at great orcheton (masson phillips 1937,1959).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140806.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140807.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/69(1937)304/the ancient stone crosses of devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140808.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 314, (Vol 3), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Mothecombe Cottage SX608478
A socket stone lies on the front lawn of the cottage, south-west of Mothecombe House, Holbeton. A socket stone of granite in the shape of a regular octagon with a chamfered top edge, hollowed out to form a trough.
Socket stone 1.04 by 1.04 metres by 0.43 metres high. Inside 0.81 metres in diameter (roughly circular).

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140805Migrated Record: MASSON PHILLIPS 1937,1959.
SDV140806Migrated Record:
SDV140807Migrated Record:
SDV140808Migrated Record:
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 314, (Vol 3), sketch.

Associated Monuments

MDV4855Related to: Cross southwest of Mothecombe House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2018 12:12PM