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HER Number:MDV7059
Name:Cross in The Rectory Garden, East Portlemouth


An octagonal Medieval granite cross base stood in garden of The Rectory until the 1980s, when it was moved to the churchyard.


Grid Reference:SX 752 389
Map Sheet:SX73NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Portlemouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST PORTLEMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 444221
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NE/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154881.

Masson phillips, e. /tda/86(1954)178 pl.21 b/supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of devon(4th paper).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154882.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Cross in rectory garden; type b. Opposite the main entrance to the house. A granite base octagonal in shape, with the sides rising vertically for 178mm and then sloping inwards to form a smaller octagonal top surface. On this remains a fragment of the shaft, square at the base with corner spurs. Octagonal above except that this portion is missing, as the shaft had been broken across just above the spurs. Vis=21/12/1961 (os) cross is as described, but almost certainly not in situ.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 158, (Vol 2), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

This cross base was moved to the churchyard in the 1980s (see related record).

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154881Migrated Record:
SDV154882Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 158, (Vol 2), sketch.

Associated Monuments

MDV63346Parent of: Rectory (Monument)
MDV121103Related to: Cross base in the churchyard, East Portlemouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2018 11:30AM