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HER Number:MDV6952
Name:Cross 25 metres north-east of West Week farmhouse, South Tawton

Summary

Wayside cross. Probably 15th century. Maybe earlier in date. Granite cross, made from a single piece of granite, at one time used as a gatepost. At the intersection of the arms there is an inscribed Maltese cross set at a slight angle. An iron gate hanging has been set into the front.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 926
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 69 SE 17
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/13
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX69SE17
  • Pastscape: 444084

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAYSIDE CROSS (XIV to XV - 1400 AD? to 1499 AD (Between))

Full description

Lega-Weekes, E., 1906, The Churchwardens' Accounts of South Tawton, 505-506 (Article in Serial). SDV270355.


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

West week (or Wyke). The old manor house of the Battershills, now a farm. Two crosses, one at entrance to farm. Type A. On the road up to the farm, not far from the second cross, in use as a gatepost beside a wall. A roughly shaped cross of rectangular section with one arm broken off. The remaining arm is little more than a stump. The head, above the arms, tapers upwards. On the face, between the arms, there is an incised equal armed cross.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1959, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fifth Paper), 89-90 (Article in Serial). SDV21157.


Department of Environment, 1988, South Tawton, 100 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336452.

Cross approximately 25 metres north-east of West Week farmhouse. Wayside cross. Probably 15th century. Maybe earlier in date. Granite cross, made from a single piece of granite, at one time used as a gatepost. At the intersection of the arms there is an inscribed Maltese cross set at a slight angle. An iron gate hanging has been set into the front.


Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under the Monument Protection Programme. Wayside cross standing close to West Wyke farmhouse. This cross has not received a Monument Protection Programme visit because examination of documentation indicates that it is not in its original location and has clearly been re-used for a variety of purposes over the years. A second cross near to this one suggests that past owners of West Wyke brought the crosses to this spot from somewhere in the neighbourhood. Condition good. The archaeological context of this cross is non-existent, although the cross itself is of architectural importance.


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

Points of this cross and it's neighbour to the north-west depicted on the modern mapping, although not labelled.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 13/07/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

SX 69 SE SOUTH TAWTON - 4/138 Cross approximately 25 metres north-east of West Week Farmhouse 22.2.67 - GV II
Wayside cross. Probably C15, maybe earlier. Granite cross, made from a single piece of granite, at one time used a gate post. Plain roughly-finished cross standing approximately 2 metres high with one short stubby arm (the right one is missing). At the intersection of the arms there is an inscribed Maltese cross set at a slight angle. An iron gate hanging has been set into the front.
Listing NGR: SX6567992638

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
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. 89-90.
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.
SDV270355Article in Serial: Lega-Weekes, E.. 1906. The Churchwardens' Accounts of South Tawton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. Unknown. 505-506.
SDV336452List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. South Tawton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 100.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #45334 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 13/07/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV6953Related to: Cross fragment 25 metres north-east of West Week farmhouse, South Tawton (Monument)
MDV109791Related to: West Wyke farm, South Tawton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2016 10:12AM