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HER Number:MDV6957
Name:Cross near church, South Zeal

Summary

Complete late medieval cross, socket stone and plinth. The cross stands approximately 2.5m high. The head is now a separate piece. This is an integral part of the South Zeal townscape. It is very special being one of the few medieval boroughs in Devon where a significant number of its late medieval houses survive to a greater or lesser extent.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 935
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/16
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 95035
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX69SE1

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, 335 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

South Zeal. At the corner of the small enclosure attached to the chapel in the centre of the village street. Type B. A massive pedestal of three square steps with projecting top edges bears a square socket-stone with a chamfered top edge. The shaft of the cross is square at the base and chamfered into an octagon above. It tapers upwards and bears the ancient head and arms which are in a separate piece.


South Tawton Parish Council, 1984, South Tawton Heritage Trail (Pamphlet). SDV240657.

Stone cross. This market cross is a reminder of the Medieval market. It probably dates from 14th century, and replaced an earlier cross.


Department of Environment, 1988, South Tawton, 170 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336452.

Village cross, and plinth. Probably 15th century. Granite ashlar. Complete late-medieval cross, socket stone and plinth. Three step plinth of granite ashlar with well-nosed steps. Socket stone is square with chamfered top edges. The cross stands approximately 2.5 metres high. It is a plain cross originally made from a single piece of granite with chamfered head arms and slightly tapering shaft with roll stops. The head is now a separate piece.


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

'Cross' is depicted on this modern mapping.


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

SX 6493 - 6593 SOUTH TAWTON SOUTH ZEAL - 8/235 Village Cross 22.2.67 GV II*
Village cross and plinth. Probably C15. Granite ashlar. Complete late medieval cross, socket stone and plinth. 3-step plinth of granite ashlar with bull-nosed steps. Socket stone is square with chamfered top edges. The cross stands approximately 2.5m high. It is a plain-cross originally made from a single piece of granite with chamfered head arms and slightly tapering shaft with roll stops. The head is now a separate piece.
This is an integral part of the South Zeal townscape. It is very special being one of the few medieval boroughs in Devon where a significant number of its late medieval houses survive to a greater or lesser extent.
Listing NGR: SX6505793594

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.
SDV240657Pamphlet: South Tawton Parish Council. 1984. South Tawton Heritage Trail. Unknown.
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. 170.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99107 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 13/07/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV6958Related to: Chapel of St Mary, South Zeal (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2016 10:34AM