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HER Number:MDV7449
Name:Cross in Churchyard, Widecombe-in-the-Moor

Summary

Remains of a Medieval stone cross to the south of St Pancras parish church in Widecombe in the Moor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 718 767
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445075
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/35/4
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 442035
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW17

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ormerod, G. W., 1873-1874, Wayside Crosses in the District bordering the east of Dartmoor, 397 (Article in Serial). SDV346648.


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

Cross in the churchyard, Type B. A restored cross built up from broken pieces and provided with one new arm. The socket stone is square at the base with corner shoulders, and octagonal above, and supports the shaft, which is square at the base and becomes octagonal above rounded stops, tapering upwards.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1954, SX77NW17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV309696.

Base and shaft of a stone cross nearly opposite the south door of the church. Other details: Sketch and Photograph.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 303 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume II.


Department of Environment, 1986, Widecombe in the Moor, 151 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289221.

Cross about 5 metres south of the south transept of St Pancras parish church in Widecombe. Medieval. Granite. Consists of a tapered shaft and cross-head, chamfered on all four sides and with convex stops at the foot. The west arm and part of the shaft appear to have been repaired with cement. The cross stands on a rough, square socket stone of some kind of volcanic stone, this having what seems to be a convex stop at each corner.


Crossing, W., 1987, Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor and its Borderland. Revised Edition (Monograph). SDV268145.


National Monuments Record, 2012, 445075 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV349128.

Other details: SX77NW17.


English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

The Medieval stone cross about 5 metres south of the south transept of St Pancras Church in Widecombe was Listed on 3rd November 1986. Tapered shaft and cross-head, chamfered on all four sides and with convex stops at the foot. Other details: LBS Number 442035.

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.
SDV268145Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1987. Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor and its Borderland. Revised Edition. Ancient Stone Crosses of Dartmoor and its Borderland. Revised Edition. Hardback Volume.
SDV289221List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Widecombe in the Moor. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 151.
SDV309696Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1954. SX77NW17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 303.
SDV346648Article in Serial: Ormerod, G. W.. 1873-1874. Wayside Crosses in the District bordering the east of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 6. A5 Hardback. 397.
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349128National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2012. 445075. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV93178Related to: Lychgate and boundary wall, St Pancras Churchyard, Widecombe (Monument)
MDV7460Related to: St Pancras Church, Widecombe-in-the-Moor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 16 2016 11:09AM