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HER Number:MDV5258
Name:Cross at Buckland ford, South Brent


Site of a cross somewhere in the locality; apparently no longer in existence.


Grid Reference:SX 659 661
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/70

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Burnard, R., 1890, Dartmoor Pictorial Records, Vol 1, page 48 (Article in Serial). SDV346960.

Crossing, W., 1902, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor, 15 (Monograph). SDV178385.

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 379 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 311 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross. Buckland Ford, a ford across a small stream (a tributary of the Avon) a short distance west of Huntingdon Cross. One of the crosses mentioned in the 1557 inquisition on the bounds of brent moor was situated here, but is apparently no longer in existence.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE67 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV147731.

(20/7/1977) No trace of cross in vicinity of Buckland Ford.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV151046.

The cross fragment found by owner of Gisperdown (sx66se/66) may be part of this cross, its dimensions are very similar to the Huntingdon Cross also of the same date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147731Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE67. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV178385Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1902. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor. Unknown. 15.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 311.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 379.
SDV346960Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1890. Dartmoor Pictorial Records. Dartmoor Pictorial Records. 1. Unknown. Vol 1, page 48.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2016 4:11PM