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HER Number:MDV5485
Name:Cross south-east of Buckland Monachorum

Summary

In the 1950s, the remains of an octagonal stone cross shaft was recorded in use as gatepost here. Depicted on historic mapping. In the 1980s, it had been replaced by a plain gatepost; possibly removed to Crapstone Barton farmyard.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 495 680
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX46NE4
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/522
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX46NE4
  • Pastscape: 437775

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Stone Cross (remains of)' recorded on the late 19th century historic map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Stone Cross (site of)' shown on the early 20th century historic map.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 30-38 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Remains of stone cross in use as gatepost of octagonal cross section. No trace of socket stone visible. The shaft of moorland granite, has a square incision in the top, presumably where the head was placed.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX46NE4 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV239439.

Remains of Cross.
On the road from Buckland to Yelverton, about one mile from Buckland is an octagonal granite shaft, tapering slightly upwards, and in use a s a gate post to a field belonging to Crapstone Farm. The field is a path field (church path?) and the shaft is at the end of the path nearest Buckland. It is possible that it is the remains of a cross shaft, but this is not certain.

Site visit 21/07/1950: As described above. The shaft is 1m in height and 0.25 in diameter. There is no socket stone.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1984, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Seventh Paper), 142 (Article in Serial). SDV345276.

Has apparently been replaced by a plain gatepost and is now presumably missing.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1987, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Eighth Paper), 242 (Article in Serial). SDV350260.

Understood to be at the farm following its removal from the gateway.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 127, (Vol 1), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Crapstone SX496681
A cross shaft formerly stood at this location, on the road from Buckland Monochorum to Roborough Down and Crapstone, near the vicarage which is on the opposite side of the road. The cross shaft, acting as a gatepost at this spot by the corner of a field where the church path from Crapstone reaches the Buckland road. Described by Crossing as being 48 inches (1.22 metres) long, 36 inches (0.91 metres) girth, tapering slightly with edges bevelled and hinge bolts inserted. Crossing thought it to be the upper portion of the original village cross.
In the early 1980s the shaft had been replaced by a plain granite gatepost. It is believed that the cross shaft now lies in the farmyard of Crapstone Barton (at SX491679). See related record.
Shaft height 1.22 metres.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

The modern map records 'Cross (remains of)', although it is thought that this cross no longer stands at this location.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, Accessed: 15/02/2018 (Website). SDV360651.

SX49506807 Cross (Remains of)
On the road from Buckland to Yelverton, about one mile from Buckland is an octagonal granite shaft, tapering slightly upwards, and in use as a gatepost to a field belonging to Crapstone Farm. The field is a pathfield (church path?) and the shaft is at the end of the path nearest Buckland. It is possible that it is the remains of a cross-shaft, but this is not certain (citing Masson Phillips, 1937).
As described above. The shaft is 1.0 metre in height and 0.25 metres in diameter. There is no socket stone (citing DG, 21/07/1950, Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV239439Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX46NE4. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 30-38.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345276Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1984. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Seventh Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 116. Paperback Volume. 142.
SDV350260Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1987. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Eighth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 119. Paperback Volume. 242.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed: 15/02/2018.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 127, (Vol 1), sketch.

Associated Monuments

MDV121062Related to: Cross shaft in Buckland Monochorum Churchyard (Monument)
MDV12707Related to: Cross shaft in Horrabridge (Monument)
MDV121096Related to: Possible cross shaft, Crapstone Barton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2018 11:16AM