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HER Number:MDV7308
Name:Cross at recreation ground, South Brent


Possible cross shaft in use as a gatepost to the recreation ground in South Brent.


Grid Reference:SX 703 600
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NW/12
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX75NW12

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Crossing, W., 1902, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor, 12 (Monograph). SDV178385.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1959, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fifth Paper), 89, (5th paper) (Article in Serial). SDV21157.

Alongside a garden wall near the crossroads in use as a gatepost to the recreation ground is a tapering granite shaft with a curiously shaped top. May be a cross shaft. It is of octagonal section.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets, Page 507 of 821 (Worksheet). SDV340722.

(Visited in 1978 - estimate) Of octagonal section, measuring 1.6 metres in length, 0.28 metres thickness and with each face of the octagonal shaft 10-12 centimetres long. This may be the shaft of the cross described by W. Crossing, if it was not completely broken up as he describes.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Recreation ground clearly visible on the aerial photography and the gateway can be seen with a path leading from it.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV178385Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1902. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor. Unknown. 12.
SDV21157Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1959. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fifth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 91. A5 Hardback. 89, (5th paper).
SDV340722Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist Worksheets. South Brent Parish Checklist. Worksheet. Page 507 of 821.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #47692 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5761Related to: Site of a cross, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2018 2:38PM