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HER Number:MDV6897
Name:Site of a cross, South Zeal

Summary

Zeal Head Cross or Townsend Cross; mentioned by Crossing as having formerly stood at the junction of the road to South Tawton and the main road a short distance east of Sticklepath. Destroyed by a man who was afterwards hanged for forgery according to Crossing.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 648 937
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/23

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, 335 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX69SW10, 09/11/1951 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV222068.

Zeal Head Cross or Townsend Cross; mentioned by Crossing as having formerly stood at the junction of the road to South Tawton and the main road a short distance east of Sticklepath. Destroyed by a man who was afterwards hanged for forgery according to crossing (Citing Masson Phillips, 1937).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV222068Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX69SW10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 09/11/1951.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 335.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2016 12:11PM