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HER Number:MDV7466
Name:Stentifords Cross, Hemsworthy Gate

Summary

Boundary stone. Probably 18th century or earlier. Roughly dressed piece of granite set into the junction of two drystone walls. On the south-west face is carved a cross with the letters RM beneath it.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 742 760
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/39

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1799 AD (Between))
  • WAYSIDE CROSS (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 326 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Stittlefords Cross; within a few yards of Hemsworthy Gate in a corner formed by newtake walls. A stone, fixed in the ground and forming part of the wall, bears an incised cross and the letters RM immediately beneath it. A boundary point of the Manor of Dunstone.


Byng, B., 2005, Dartmoor National Park. Phase 2 Microchip Project. Vulnerable Roadside Artefacts (Un-published). SDV357004.

Microchipped 13/10/2005.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1242139 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

WIDECOMBE-IN- SX 77 NW THE-MOOR Cross, about 70 metres 2/209 Stentifords Cross, about 70 metres - south-east of Hemsworthy Gate Crossroads - II
Boundary stone. Probably C18 or earlier. Roughly dressed piece of granite set into the junction of 2 drystone walls. On the south-west face is carved a cross with the letters RM beneath it.
Listing NGR: SX7424076034

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. 326.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #47997 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1242139.
SDV357004Un-published: Byng, B.. 2005. Dartmoor National Park. Phase 2 Microchip Project. Vulnerable Roadside Artefacts. A4 Ring Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV51771Related to: Row of boundary stones on Balckslade Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6557 - Microchip project - vulnerable roadside objects
  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2016 1:15PM