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HER Number:MDV7787
Name:Holy Trinity Parish Church Cross, Buckfastleigh


14th century stone cross to the east of Buckfastleigh Holy Trinity Parish church which may have originally been a medieval wayside cross


Grid Reference:SX 742 665
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX76NW22
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/9/1
  • Pastscape: 444840

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Constructed, XIV - 1301 AD to 1400 AD (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 338 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Stone cross. A cross of octagonal section Type B. At the head of a grave east of the church probably originally a wayside cross.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 67 (Un-published). SDV360833.

Buckfastleigh Churchyard cross at SX742665. A cross stands in the churchyard, north-east of the ruined church. An ancient cross of octagonal section, at the head of an unmarked grave. No socket stone is visible, the head of the cross has been broken off at some time and neatly repaired.
Cross height 1.07 metres, span 0.45 metres. Base 0.20 metres by 0.17 metres.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 444840, SX76NW22 (Website). SDV363416.

This cross made from moorland granite has had the head broken off the shaft and at some time the fracture has been skillfully repaired. Height 1.1 metres, span of arms 0.45 metres. A 14th century cross of octagonal section at the head of a grave in Buckfastleigh churchyard at SX74276658. Originally, it was probably a Wayside cross.

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. 338.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 67.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 444840, SX76NW22. [Mapped feature: #128418 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV7786Related to: Chapel to the east of Holy Trinity Parish Church in Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV15043Related to: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Buckfastleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2021 11:14AM