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HER Number:MDV6169
Name:Cross in use as a gatepost near Teigncombe

Summary

Lies close to the junction of lanes from Leigh Bridge and from Yeo. A socket stone, approximately circular in shape, with a rectangular socket hole which completely penetrates the stone. It is set up on edge in the hedgebank and serves as gate-post.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 673 871
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/44
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX68NE49
  • Pastscape: 443623

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1938, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II, 305 (Article in Serial). SDV6308.

Cross. Gatepost in the lane near Teigncombe, 3 kilometres west of Chagford, close to the junction of lanes from Leigh Bridge and from Yeo. Type A. A socket stone, approximately circular in shape, with a rectangular socket hole which completely penetrates the stone. It is set up on edge in the hedgebank and serves as gate-post.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1954, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper), 175-6 (Article in Serial). SDV15725.

Socket stone belonged to cross now standing west of Leigh Bridge. Information from note made by Worth dated 1928.


Starkey, F. H., 1983, Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks, 78-80 (Monograph). SDV345128.

A circular slab of granite perforated by a rectangular hole about a foot square. This is almost certainly the base of a wayside cross. Mr Somers Cocks believes that this base belongs to the cross near Leigh Bridge and that the cross originally stood at Teigncombe.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1983, Socket stone at Teigncombe, 6/7/1983 (Worksheet). SDV274257.

SX6737 8715. Socket stone at Teigncombe. Built into the east side of gateway at above grid reference.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Cross (remains of)' is depicted on the modern mapping.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 05/08/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

SX 6737 8715 the crossbase is 1.1 metres in diameter with a 0.4 metre by 0.3 metre socket. The gateway has been widened since the photograph was taken and the base is slightly repositioned. See new photograph 7/78.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. (Citing Ordnance Survey, 07/07/1974)
No observations recorded (Citing Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England, 10/07/1990)

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. 175-6.
SDV274257Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1983. Socket stone at Teigncombe. Worksheet. Digital. 6/7/1983.
SDV345128Monograph: Starkey, F. H.. 1983. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Dartmoor Crosses and Some Ancient Tracks. Paperback Volume. 78-80.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #39515 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 05/08/2016.
SDV6308Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1938. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part II. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. 305.

Associated Monuments

MDV6177Related to: Cross at Leigh Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 8 2016 9:04AM