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HER Number:MDV79355
Name:Sherril or Cave-Penny Cross, Corndon Down


Inscribed cross 170 metres south-east of Yar Tor Stone Row which was erected as a memorial to a young soldier (Evelyn Anthony Cave-Penney) from Sherril who died in 1918.


Grid Reference:SX 683 738
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WAR MEMORIAL (World War I - 1914 AD to 1918 AD (Between))
  • COMMEMORATIVE STONE (World War I to XXI - 1918 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Sandles, T., 1997, A Pilgrimage to Dartmoor's Crosses, 90-91 (Monograph). SDV346457.

Sherril / Cave-Penney Cross at SX683738 (on Corndon Down) This cross measures 1.3 metres in height and 0.74 metres in circumference. It stands on an inscribed boulder known as 'The Belstone Bible' and was erected in memory of Evelyn Anthony Cave-Penney, from Sherril, who died in 1918 in Palestine, aged 19.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Cross clearly visible on the aerial photography of the area.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Cross marked as 'memorial' on the Ordnance Survey mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106157 ]
SDV346457Monograph: Sandles, T.. 1997. A Pilgrimage to Dartmoor's Crosses. A Pilgrimage to Dartmoor's Crosses. Hardback Volume. 90-91.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV79744Related to: Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 10:21AM