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HER Number:MDV61987
Name:Cross Shaft at Crazywell Farm, Walkhampton

Summary

Cross shaft, 1.03 metres high, built into the north side of the gateway leading into the farmstead.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 580 700
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE67
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/132/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 24068
  • Pastscape: 440219

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

English Heritage, 04/06/2013, 440219 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV227417.

Medieval farmstead first documented in 1585 but probably existing for some time prior to this date and probably abandoned in the later part of the 19th Century. The granite shaft of a displaced wayside cross is built into the gateway.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV150434.


Gerrard, S., 2000, 152451 (Un-published). SDV227418.

Site visit 25th February 2000. Built into the north side of the gateway leading into Crazy Well farmstead from the west is a dressed granite pillar with a 0.03 metre diameter hole in its top surface. This pillar looks very much like the shaft of a wayside cross and may be the original part of the cross visible on the hillside to the north-east. The pillar measures 1.03 metres high, and at the base is 0.33 metres wide on the south and 0.25 metres wide on the east. It tapers to 0.26 metres wide on the south and 0.23 metres wide on the east. The hole in the top of the pillar may have been used to attach the cross head.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Crazy Well Farmstead, 420m south of Crazy Well Pool
[Includes] Built into the northern side of the gateway leading into the farmyard from the west is a dressed granite pillar with a small hole in its top. This pillar is almost certainly the shaft of a displaced wayside cross. The pillar tapers slightly upward and measures 1.03m high by up to 0.33m wide by 0.25m thick. The hole in the top may have been used to attach the cross head to the shaft. an historic farmstead situated on a moderately steep south facing slope overlooking Newleycombe Lake. See schedule document for full details of monument.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital.
SDV227417National Monuments Record Database: English Heritage. 04/06/2013. 440219. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV227418Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2000. 152451. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Digital. [Mapped feature: #39764 ]
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5027Related to: Crazywell Farmstead, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jun 4 2013 10:27AM