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HER Number:MDV7450
Name:Cross Base south of Church House at Widecombe


Base of a Medieval cross to the south of the Church House at Widecombe


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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445078
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/48/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 442039
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Circular feature shown on 19th century map.

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

On the green near the lych gate, in front of the church house. Type B or C. A massive octagonal pedestal of two stag. (masson phillips).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77NW20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV349129.

Remains of a stone village cross at Widecombe. The upper stage contains earth from which grows a yew tree of quite considerable venerability.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1054 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume V.

Department of Environment, 1986, Widecombe in the Moor, 155 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289221.

Base of former village cross about 10 metres south of Church House, now with a yew tree growing out of it. Medieval. Granite ashlar. Stepped octagonal base about a metre high. Projecting, chamfered plinth, the top of each of the two steps projecting slightly and chamfered.

National Monuments Record, 2012, 445078 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV349130.

Other details: SX77NW20.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Location shown on modern mapping.

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

The base of a former village cross about 10 metres south of the Church House in Widecombe was Listed on 3rd November 1986. Other details: LBS Number 442039.

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.
SDV289221List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Widecombe in the Moor. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 155.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 1054.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349129Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77NW20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV349130National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2012. 445078. 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)
MDV7475Related to: Widecombe Church House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2012 3:39PM