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

Summary

Site of a cross close to Buckland Ford mentioned in 1557 which apparently no longer exists

Location

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE67
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/70
  • Pastscape: 441545

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Constructed, 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.

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.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 70 (Un-published). SDV360833.

Buckland Ford cross at SX659660 (now missing). A ford across a small stream (a tributary of the River Avon, Dartmoor), a short distance west of Huntingdon Cross, one of the crosses mentioned in the 1557 inquisition of the bounds of Brent Moor was situated here, but no longer in existence.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441545, SX66NE67 (Website). SDV363416.

A cross, mentioned in the 1557 inquisition on the bounds of Brent Moor, was situated at Buckland Ford (SX 65966604), but is apparently no longer in existence.
Field Investigation on 20th July 1977. No trace of a cross, or its remains, could be found in the vicinity of Buckland Ford.
It is suggested that a fragment of a cross found at Gisperdown may be a part of this cross.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 70.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441545, SX66NE67. [Mapped feature: #32912 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2021 11:50AM