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HER Number:MDV498
Name:Maltese Cross, Long Bridge, Bideford


Site of a Maltese Cross with a carving of the Virgin and Child. Lost in 1638.


Grid Reference:SS 455 264
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/11/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Whiting, F. E., 1948, Bideford Bridge, 28 (Article in Serial). SDV18901.

A Maltese cross with a carving of the Virgin and Child was erected on the south parapet of Bideford Bridge. It disappeared in 1638 when the bridge was repaired and the walls of the parapet were raised.

Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 90 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Location given in source description on MasterMap 2012.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18901Article in Serial: Whiting, F. E.. 1948. Bideford Bridge. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 80. A5 Hardback. 28.
SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 90.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #30755 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV497Part of: Long Bridge, Bideford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2015 10:52AM