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HER Number:MDV7463
Name:Cross in St Pancras Church, Widecombe


Three small Medieval crosses in St Pancras parish church in 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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/35/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref: 442034
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW16.1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XIII to XVI - 1300 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Cross, in the church. There are two small crosses of rough rectangular section, apparently finial crosses from the tower pinnacles.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953 - 1955, SX77NW16.1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV349193.

Three small crosses in Widecombe church. Other details: Sketch.

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

Crossing records the finding of three small crosses in 1876.

Woods, S. H., 1988, Dartmoor Stone, 185 (Monograph). SDV346790.

Three crosses and font in Widecombe church standing at the side of the tower were found among rubbish in the blocked off newel stairs. The old font was at one time built into the stone wall that surrounds the churchyard. Other details: Photograph.

Harrison, B., 2001, Dartmoor Stone Crosses, 172 (Monograph). SDV345133.

A socket stone and three small crosses by the west door of Widecombe church. The crosses are likely to have been finial crosses from the tower pinnacles.

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.
SDV345133Monograph: Harrison, B.. 2001. Dartmoor Stone Crosses. Dartmoor Stone Crosses. Hardback Volume. 172.
SDV346790Monograph: Woods, S. H.. 1988. Dartmoor Stone. Dartmoor Stone. Hardback Volume. 185.
SDV349193Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953 - 1955. SX77NW16.1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV7460Related to: St Pancras Church, Widecombe-in-the-Moor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 16 2016 11:10AM