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HER Number:MDV7497
Name:Cross at Swallerton Gate, Houndtor

Summary

In the grounds of Houndtor Inn, Type A. The head, with a short piece of shaft, of a cross of rough rectangular section. On one face between the arms there is an incised cross. The shaft broken away below the arms, is missing. The existing portion of the cross was taken out of the adjacent hedge during 1939.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 738 791
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/66

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1940, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon. (Second paper), 267 (Article in Serial). SDV86756.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77NW5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV307572.

Stone cross situated in the ground of Hound Tor Inn (Tea Gardens).
(Masson Phillips Type A). The head, with a short piece of shaft, of a cross of rough rectangular section. On one face between the arms there is an incised cross. The shaft, broken away below the arms, is missing. The existing portion of the cross was taken out of the adjacent hedge during 1939 (SX7390 7916). (Citing Masson Phillips, 1940)
The present position of the stone cross haed is SX7388 7915. It lies on the ground close to a shed of the Hound Tor Inn. Masson Phillips' description is correct. It stood in the hedge on what was believed by the present occupier to be its shaft but which is in actual fact an ordinary stone gate post. Where it came from originally was not ascertained. Small sketch (not to scale) included (24/4/1953).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV307572Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77NW5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV86756Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1940. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon. (Second paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. A5 Hardback. 267.

Associated Monuments

MDV34427Related to: House known as Swallerton Gate, Manaton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 8 2016 10:58AM