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HER Number:MDV6904
Name:Cross in the roof of Sticklepath Methodist Chapel


Cross in the roof of the Methodist Chapel in Sticklepath may have Medieval origins but appears in rather too good condition, so may be more recent.


Grid Reference:SX 640 940
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSticklepath
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD COURTENAY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX69SW8
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 444151
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/30

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Early Medieval to XVIII - 1066 AD? to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterfield, R., 1936 - 1937, Anglo Saxon Crosses in Devon, 177 (Article in Serial). SDV4896.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1936 - 1937, Anglo-Saxon Crosses in Devon, 225 (Article in Serial). SDV86762.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 335 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

At Sticklepath on the apex of the gable of the roof of the Methodist chapel (which bears the date 1816) there is what appears to be an ancient cross Type C. It is set up on a rectangular socket stone and is of rectangular section at the base with the edges hollow-chamfered. Masson Phillips refers to a Saxon cross at the western end of Sticklepath village, more an upright stone of rough rectangular section with curious incised markings on it.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951-1974, SX69SW8, 8/8/1974 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV271188.

The remarkably small size of the cross and its unweathered and apparently undamaged state cast doubt on a medieval date, unless it was a church finial cross at some stage.

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. 335.
SDV271188Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951-1974. SX69SW8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 8/8/1974.
SDV4896Article in Serial: Waterfield, R.. 1936 - 1937. Anglo Saxon Crosses in Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 19. Unknown. 177.
SDV86762Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1936 - 1937. Anglo-Saxon Crosses in Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 19. Unknown. 225.

Associated Monuments

MDV80732Part of: Methodist Chapel, Sticklepath (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 27 2021 10:34AM