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HER Number:MDV6119
Name:Cross at Greenway Farm, Gidleigh

Summary

Site of a medieval cross discovered acting as a fence post, with head and arms buried, in the early 20th century. Erected in a new socket stone by the Dartmoor Preservation Association and used as a marker for the Sampson family grave in Gidleigh Churchyard.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 882
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 332 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Greenaway, by the lane to the farm, erected in a new socket stone by the Dartmoor Preservation Association. Type C. A fine cross of rectangular section at the base and with chamfered edges above much weathered pointed stops, the shaft tapering upwards and head and arms expanding outwards. The cross was discovered a few years ago acting as a fencing post with the head and arms buried, and the lower end (which had a tenon) upwards.


Hughes, G. W. G., 1947, Gidleigh, 104 (Article in Serial). SDV273922.

Greenaway, near the gate is an ancient cross which was found nearby.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951-1974, SX68NE18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV274660.

The cross was found a few years ago acting as a fencing post with the head and the arms buried, and the lower end (which had a tenon) upwards (07/11/1951).
SX6706 8837. The cross stands in a modern base over the Sampson family grave in Gidleigh churchyard. It is 1.5 metres high and 0.4 metres across with a chamfered-rectangular or octagonal section. Extremely well-preserved (07/07/1974).


Starkey, F. H., 1983, Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks, 79 (Monograph). SDV345128.


Sampson, H., 1983, Sampson Headstone cross (Gidleigh Churchyard) (Correspondence). SDV256801.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 332.
SDV256801Correspondence: Sampson, H.. 1983. Sampson Headstone cross (Gidleigh Churchyard). Letter. Letter.
SDV273922Article in Serial: Hughes, G. W. G.. 1947. Gidleigh. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. Unknown. 104.
SDV274660Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951-1974. SX68NE18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345128Monograph: Starkey, F. H.. 1983. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Paperback Volume. 79.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV22801Related to: Sampson Headstone at Gidleigh Parish Church (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2018 10:56AM