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HER Number:MDV7448
Name:Cross in Garden of the Old Rectory, Widecombe

Summary

Former site of a Medieval cross in the garden of the Old Rectory in Widecombe now re-erected at Dunstone

Location

Grid Reference:SX 718 766
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/28/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XI to XVI - 1001 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 329-330 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross in the vicarage garden, Type A. The upper portion of the shaft, with head and arms of a cross of rough rectangular section, fixed at the end of a low wall. Said to have been brought from the green at the hamlet of Dunstone.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77NW18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV349211.

This cross has been mortared into the vicarage wall. Other details: Sketch.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77NW27 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV349212.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 301 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume II.


National Monuments Record, 2012, 445076 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV349215.

In Widecombe vicarage garden, fixed at the end of a low wall, is the upper portion of the shaft, with head and arms, of a cross of rough rectangular section (Type A).
This cross was removed from Dunstone Farm. It is formed from a slab of very coarse granite, varying from six to seven inches in thickness and 35 inches high. On the shaft, a short distance below the arms, a Latin cross is incised, unlike other crosses. where the cross is
incised in the centre between the arms.
The cross has recently (1981) been restored to its original site of Dunstone Farm, Other details: SX77NW18.

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. 329-330.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 301.
SDV349211Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77NW18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV349212Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77NW27. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV349215National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2012. 445076. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV7526Related to: Cross at Dunstone (Monument)
MDV29826Related to: Wall and gate piers, The Vicarage, Widecombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 16 2016 11:09AM