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HER Number:MDV6953
Name:Cross fragment 25 metres north-east of West Week farmhouse, South Tawton

Summary

Fragment of cross made from a single piece of granite and standing approximately 600 millimetres high. This is the top part of a much larger cross. The shaft and arms are neatly chamfered but the head is broken off. Probably dates to the 15th century.

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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/13/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX69SE12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Lega-Weekes, E., 1906, The Churchwardens' Accounts of South Tawton, 505-6 (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 Battershills, afterwards used as a farm. Second of two crosses. Situated on a narrow lane about a mile south of South Zeal. There are two crosses. Type B. So-called Tau cross under tree at entrance to farm. It is the head and arms (inverted) of a large cross of octagonal section, leaning against the base of the tree.


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

Cross fragment approximately 25 metres north-east of West Week farmhouse, probably 15th century. Fragment of cross made from a single piece of granite and approximately standing 600 millimetres high. This is the top part of a much larger cross. The shaft and arms are neatly chamfered but the head is broken off.


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

A point marks the location of the cross (although it is not labelled) on the modern mapping.


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

SX 69 SE SOUTH TAWTON - 4/139 Cross fragment approximately 25 metres north-east of West Week farmhouse - GV II
Cross fragment. Probably C15. Granite ashlar. Fragment of cross made from a single piece of granite and standing approximately 600mm high. This is the top part of a much larger cross. The shaft and arms are neatly chamfered but the head is broken off.
Listing NGR: SX6567792639

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. 336.
SDV270355Article in Serial: Lega-Weekes, E.. 1906. The Churchwardens' Accounts of South Tawton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. Unknown. 505-6.
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: #45335 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 13/07/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV6952Related to: Cross 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 10:22AM