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HER Number:MDV6
Name:Cross at Tackbear Manor, Bridgerule


Socket stone at Tackbear Manor converted to a trough.


Grid Reference:SS 257 018
Map Sheet:SS20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridgerule
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDGERULE WEST

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS20SE/505/1
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS20SE2
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS20SE6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1954, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper), 174 (Article in Serial). SDV15725.

Socket stone stands on the lawn at the front of Trackbeare House. Converted into trough. Square at the base, octagonal above, large cushion stops at four angles. Unusual feature is the presence above each stop of a prominent horizontal roll mould, not granite. Origin unknown possible import from Cornwall.0.43m high, 0.76m wide. Other details: Paper 4.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1955, SS20SE2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV7606.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS20SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV7607.

Other details: Photograph.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 456, (Vol 4), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Tackbeare SS257019
A socket stone stands on the front lawn of Tackbeare, Bridgerule. A socket stone square at the base and octagonal above, with large cushions at the four angles, there is a prominent horizontal roll-mould above each cushion. The socket stone has been hollowed out to form a trough. The original site of the stone and cross is unknown. Tackbeare was a Domesday manor.
Socket stone 0.73 by 0.73 metres by 0.40 metres high. Inside 0.58 metres in diameter (roughly circular).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15725Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1954. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 86. A5 Hardback. 174.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 456, (Vol 4), sketch.
SDV7606Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1955. SS20SE2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV7607Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS20SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV74409Part of: Tackbear Manor, Bridgerule (Monument)
MDV7122Related to: Tackbear Manor House, Bridgerule (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 21 2018 11:40AM