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HER Number:MDV6951
Name:Addiscott Cross in the hedge west of Addiscott village, South Tawton

Summary

Octagonal sectioned socketed cross located in the hedge on the north side of the road west of Addiscott village

Location

Grid Reference:SX 666 933
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/12
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX69SE5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAYSIDE CROSS (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Lega-Weekes, E., 1901, The Neighbours of North Wyke: Part 1, 339-468 (Article in Serial). SDV347144.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 336 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross, Addiscott. In the hedge on the right-hand side of the road from the hamlet of Addiscott (a mile east of South Zeal) to Dishcombe. Type B. A small, but well proportioned, cross of octagonal section, not tapering, very much over-grown and the lower portions concealed in the hedge. Ormerod gives an illustration showing the cross in its former situation nearby and this shows that the shaft is square at the base, being chamfered into an octagon above. It is mounted on a square socket-stone with a chamfered top edge.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1959, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fifth Paper), 89 plate 22 (Article in Serial). SDV21157.

Re-erected at the corner.

Department of Environment, 1988, South Tawton, 98 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336452.

Wayside cross. Probably 15th century. Granite ashlar. Small well-proportioned plain cross standing approximately 1.5 metres high made from a single piece of granite. The arms and shaft are chamfered with runout stops. Possibly secondary socket stone with chamfered top. According to a 19th century sketch the cross has been re-erected since then.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 1 (Un-published). SDV360833.

Addiscott Cross stands in the hedge near the hamlet of Addiscott. A well proportioned cross of octagonal section, not tapering, the shaft is square at the base being chamfered into an octagon above. It is mounted in an ancient rectangular socket stone with a chamfered top edge. In 1874 the cross was moved from a position nearby and re-erected. In 1958 it was moved again at the requestof the Dartmoor National Park to its present position. The cross probably marked the church path to South Tawton.
Cross height 1.17 metres, span 0.52 metres. Socket stone 0.76 metres by 0.76 metres by 0.30 metres.

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

'Stone Cross' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 12/07/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

SX 69 SE SOUTH TAWTON - 4/135 Addiscott Cross - II
Wayside cross. Probably C15. Granite ashlar. Small well-proportioned plain cross standing approximately 1.5m high made from a single piece of granite. The arms and shaft are chamfered with runout stops. Possibly secondary socket stone with chamfered top. According to a C19 sketch the cross has been re-erected since then. Source: Devon SMR.
Listing NGR: SX6666993344

Environment Agency WMS, 2019, LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362957.

Possibly visible on Lidar data on the north side of the road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV21157Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1959. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fifth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 91. A5 Hardback. 89 plate 22.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 336.
SDV336452List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. South Tawton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 98.
SDV347144Article in Serial: Lega-Weekes, E.. 1901. The Neighbours of North Wyke: Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 33. A5 Hardback. 339-468.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 12/07/2016.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 1.
SDV362957Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 2019. LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128402 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2021 10:17AM