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HER Number:MDV7791
Name:Cross in the churchyard, Holne

Summary

Well-restored cross in the churchyard. A modern pedestal of three square steps bears an octagonal shaft, tapering slightly up, with a convex moulding bounded by incised lines at each edge, running the whole length of the shaft and along the arms, which have broken off and replaced with new stone carefully matching the original.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 705 694
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Dartmoor Archive: 100637
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/10/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD? (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 339, plate 38, fig.15 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Cross in the churchyard on a grave, Type B. A modern pedestal of three square steps bears an octagonal shaft, tapering slightly up, with a convex moulding bounded by incised lines at each edge, running the whole length of the shaft and along the arms, which have broken off and replaced with new stone carefully matching the original.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1951, SX76NW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV172070.

Masson Phillips' description is accurate. Very well-restored cross. Photograph from east. The height above the modern pedestal is 1.3 metres, mean diameter of section of shaft is 0.25 metres, span of arms 0.70 metres (3/7/1951).


Department of Environment, 1986, Holne, 20 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV175668.

Churchyard cross. Probably late Medieval, moulded granite Latin cross with truncated arms, also moulded. Set on 19th or 20th century stepped base. The cross (not including base) is about 4 feet high.


Dartmoor Trust, 2017, Dartmoor Archive, http://www.dartmoorarchive.org/record/100637 (Website). SDV360491.

Image from J. H. Boddy of the old cross in Holne churchyard, labelled 'Holne (ancient shaft new arms) originally at Ploy Cross (?)'. No further information.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

HOLNE - SX 76 NW - 4/23 Cross in Churchyard, immediately south-east of - St Mary the Virgin - GV II
Churchyard cross. Probably late medieval. Moulded granite Latin cross with truncated arms, also moulded. Set on C19 or C20 stepped base. The cross (not including base) is about 4 feet high.
Listing NGR: SX7057169458

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172070Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1951. SX76NW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV175668List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Holne. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 20.
SDV240502Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1937. The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Hardback. 339, plate 38, fig.15.
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV360491Website: Dartmoor Trust. 2017. Dartmoor Archive. http://www.dartmoorarchive.org. Website. http://www.dartmoorarchive.org/record/100637.

Associated Monuments

MDV7793Related to: Holne War Memorial (Monument)
MDV7788Related to: St. Mary's Parish Church, Holne (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 31 2017 11:08AM