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HER Number:MDV6111
Name:Wayside Cross north of Blackaton Bridge, Throwleigh


Fragment of wayside cross on a roadside hedge north of Blackaton Bridge


Grid Reference:SX 677 890
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1959, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fifth Paper), 90-91 (Article in Serial). SDV21157.

Almost opposite the entrance to Blackaton, on the road from Chagford to Throwleigh, a stone hedge has been rebuilt and one of the stones is a broken granite cross of rectangular section, type a. It is on one side in the wall and has lost one arm and the upper limb, shaft was once longer. Incised on the visible face at the intersection of shaft and arms is a circle, 305mm in diam, within which is an equal-armed incised cross. Not the fragment described by Ormerod. Other details: Plate 24.

Department of Environment, 1987, Throwleigh, 153 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV274669.

Fragment of wayside cross. Probably c15. Granite ashlar. Made from a single piece of granite this damaged cross head stands approximately 400mm high set in the top of a roadside bank. The top and left arm are missing and the rest is plainly-finished without chamfers.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 35 (Un-published). SDV360833.

Blackaton Bridge Cross. A broken cross stands on the roadside hedge north of Blackaton Bridge, half a mile north-east of Gidleigh. The cross consists of part of the shaft and one arm of rectangular section. The cross was found built into the wall on which it now stands, in the 1950s. There is an incised cross encompassed by a circle on the southern and northern face of the cross.
Cross height 0.73 metres, span 0.48 metres. Base 0.30 by 0.25 metres.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Position of cross is depicted on the modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

'Cross (Remains of)' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV21157Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1959. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fifth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 91. A5 Hardback. 90-91.
SDV274669List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Throwleigh. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 153.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128405 ]
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 35.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6110Related to: Blackaton House, Throwleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2021 10:44AM