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HER Number:MDV7459
Name:Cross on crossroads north of Drywell, Widecombe

Summary

Medieval granite cross; restored in 1967 using a shaft from Crichel, Totnes. The cross-head was formerly built into the hedgebank at the east corner of the crossroads, known locally as "Cross gate".

Location

Grid Reference:SX 701 753
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/34
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Cross. Drywell the fragment of a cross built in to a walled hedge at the south west corner of a crossroads north of drywell. The place is locally known as cross gate. Type c. The fragment consists of the head and arms of a cross of rectangular section with chamfered edges, an unusual feature being that the chamfering is continued around the ends of the limbs. The arms expand slightly outwards. The shaft is missing.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77NW46, 11/4/1953 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV307732.

Cross barely distinguishable from the wall, the whole being moss covered. Thickness unknown, as the wall backs onto an earth bank.


Linehan, C. D., 1962, A forgotten Manor at Widecombe in the Moor, 479 (Article in Serial). SDV288170.

The head of a stone cross with chamfered edges was found built into the corner of the field hedge at Drywells Cross. Now removed from hedge and hoped to be set up on a new shaft near the original site.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1977, Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon Manuscript, Estimated: 1977 (Un-published). SDV307734.

Cross set on old shaft from Totnes.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 11/7/1979 (Vol II, 229) (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

At the south-east corner of a field, against the wall at the crossroads, a granite cross has been restored. The restoration has taken place very recently, involving the mounting of this fragment on a shaft.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1979, Supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of Devon, 143, plate (Article in Serial). SDV240506.


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

Cross at north corner of crossroads about 250 metres south-west of Dockwell farmhouse. Medieval. Restored in 1967 using a shaft from Crichel, Totnes. Granite. Shaft chamfered on all four sides. Cross-head chamfered with hollow moulding on both sides; shallow oblong recess in front. The cross-head was formerly built into the hedge bank at the east corner of the crossroads.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Cross (remains of)' depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 13/07/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

WIDECOMBE-IN- SX 77 NW THE-MOOR 2/156 Cross at north corner of - crossroads about 250 metres south- west of Dockwell Farmhouse - II
Cross. Medieval; restored in 1967 using a shaft from Crichel, Totnes. Granite. Shaft chamfered on all 4 sides. Cross-head chamfered with hollow moulding on both sides; shallow oblong recess in front. The cross-head was formerly built into the hedge bank at the east corner of the crossroads, known locally as "Cross gate".
Sources: E M Phillips in Transactions of Devonshire Association, 1937, p.330; 1979, p,143.
Listing NGR: SX7010375323

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. 330.
SDV240506Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1979. Supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 111. A5 Paperback. 143, plate.
SDV288170Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1962. A forgotten Manor at Widecombe in the Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 94. Unknown. 479.
SDV289221List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Widecombe in the Moor. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV307732Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77NW46. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 11/4/1953.
SDV307734Un-published: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1977. Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon Manuscript. Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon Manuscript. Unknown. Estimated: 1977.
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. 11/7/1979 (Vol II, 229).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #47989 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 13/07/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV18510Related to: Granite shaft, Station Road, Totnes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2018 2:34PM