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HER Number:MDV7264
Name:Octagonal Socket Stone, St. Edmund's Churchyard


Well preserved octagonal socket stone for cross, in St. Edmund's churchyard.


Grid Reference:SX 734 443
Map Sheet:SX74SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsbridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSBRIDGE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 444515
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74SW/14/8
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX74SW9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Late Medieval - 1401 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 341 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Kingsbridge, in the churchyard, a socket-stone only, against which is leaning a notice stating "Consecrated by the Bishop of Stafford in 1414"

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1980, SX74SW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV348916.

Remains of stone cross (socket stone only).
Site visit on 12th December 1952: this socket stone is octagonal, the top circumference being chamfered. The stone is of granite, diameter 0.9 metres and height 0.5 metres. with rectangular socket. The stone is in good state of preservation.
Site visit on 28th June 1954: socket-stone is on the south side of St. Edmunds church, but the notice board is missing.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 255, (Vol 2), sketch (Un-published). SDV360833.

Kingsbridge Churchyard SX734444
An ancient socket stone lies in the churchyard opposite the south porch of the church. An octagonal socket stone with a chamfered top edge and a square socket hole. It formerly had a notice board bearing the information - ‘Consecrated by Bishop Stafford 1414’. This notice board has disappeared.
Socket stone 0.81 metres by 0.38 metres high with a 0.10 metres chamfer (octagonal). Socket hole 0.27 metres by 0.22 metres by 0.12 metres deep.

National Monuments Record, 2012, 444515 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV348918.

Site visit on 16th July 1986: The socket stone although neglected and hidden under bushes remains well preserved and as described. Other details: SX74SW9; last updated 2005.

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. 341.
SDV348916Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1980. SX74SW9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV348918National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2012. 444515. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 255, (Vol 2), sketch.

Associated Monuments

MDV51151Part of: Churchyard, St Edmund's, Kingsbridge (Monument)
MDV7241Related to: St. Edmund, Kingsbridge (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 14 2018 7:59AM