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HER Number:MDV6988
Name:Moon's Cross, South Tawton

Summary

Remains of cross. Probably 15th century. Stump of cross and socket stone. The remains of the cross shaft stand approximately 600 millimetres high. It is very weathered but appears to have been octagonal in section. It stands on a square socket stone.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 652 941
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/34
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

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, 505-6 (Article in Serial). SDV270355.


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

Moon's Cross. At road-junction between South Zeal and South Tawton. Type B. A massive square socket stone with the upper corners rounded off bears a small portion of a shaft of octagonal section.


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

The remains of Moon's or Mohuns Cross, the cross marks the separation of the road from south Tawton to east and west. One of several crosses in the parish.


Department of Environment, 1988, South Tawton, 166 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336452.

Remains of cross. Probably 15th century. Granite ashlar. Stump of cross and socket stone. The remains of the cross shaft stand approximately 600 millimetres high. It is very weathered but appears to have been octagonal in section. It stands on a square socket stone.


Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 24/1/2002 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under the Monument Protection Programme, but not recommended for scheduling. A socket stone and the lower part of a shaft situated at the edge of a road. Condition medium. The shaft and head of this cross have been severely damaged. The socket stone is embedded into ground which appears to have been built up and revetted by a relatively modern wall. This suggests that it is not in its original position. Given this situation the cross is not currently considered to be of national importance.


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

'Moon's Cross' is depicted 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 SOUTH TAWTON - 4/230 Moons Cross (formerly listed as Moor Cross) 22.2.67 II
Remains of cross. Probably C15. Granite ashlar. Stump of cross and socket stone. The remains of the cross shaft stand approximately 600mm high. It is very weathered but appears to have been octagonal in section. It stands on a square socket stone.
Listing NGR: SX6525194125

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 24/1/2002.
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. 166.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #45585 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 13/07/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV78098Related to: Barton Farm, South Tawton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2016 1:11PM