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HER Number:MDV6428
Name:Lock's Cross, Widecombe

Summary

A five lane crossroads, may have been the burial place of a suicide or criminal called Lock. Spitchwick manor had its own gallows, and it may have been situated at Lock's Cross.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 696 739
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/46

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSSROADS (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Cross road with five ways shown on the Tithe Map.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Lock's Gate Cross' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


French, H., 1963, Field Names in Widecombe in the Moor, 165 (Article in Serial). SDV340274.

Lock's Cross. A few metres uphill from Quintin's graveyard. A five lane cross, probably the burial place of a suicide or criminal called lock. Spitchwick manor had its own gallows, and it may have been situated at Lock's Cross.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, (Vol V, 971) (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. (Vol V, 971).
SDV340274Article in Serial: French, H.. 1963. Field Names in Widecombe in the Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 95. A5 Hardback. 165.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV25369Related to: Quarry at Lock's Gate Cross (Monument)
MDV6429Related to: Quintin's Graveyard, Lock's Gate Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 1 2018 1:24PM