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HER Number:MDV7940
Name:Site of cross at Great Palston, South Brent

Summary

The site of a Latin cross head which now stands in the front of Buckfast Abbey. It was dug up when widening the gateway to Palstone. Its original site is unknown. A new section of wall at SX 70486012 marks the place where the cross was found.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 704 601
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 444962
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/13

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1943, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon. (Third Paper), 262-3,Plate 26, Figure 1, (3rd Paper) (Article in Serial). SDV320746.

Cross at Great Palston. At farm entrance on main Plymouth-Totnes road, lying outside an outbuilding just within the gate on right-hand side on road to farm. Type A. Head and arms of cross of rough rectangular section, with a cross with limbs expanding outwards incised in outline on each face. Shaft has broken off below arms. Found below ground when the adjacent gateway between outbuildings and a long wall on opposite side of the entrance road was widened. Shaft said to still be buried below wall. (1943)


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX76SW17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162977.

(20/11/1951) Cross now occupies former position of Moorshop Cross which has been moved a few feet away. Original site unknown, possibly may have come from site at Stidson Cross. Grid refence: SX71456038.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1954, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper), 186-7 plate.22 (b), (4th Paper) (Article in Serial). SDV15725.

Cross now removed to Buckfast Abbey together with shaft which was unearthed in 1949, and the two portions have been carefully reunited. Unusual cross in Devon. Original site unknown but an ancient cross said to have stood at Stidson Cross, not far from Great Palston. Site at Buckfast Abbey, SX76NW, grid reference SX74086741.


Robinson, R., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent (Report - non-specific). SDV150007.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Cross is depicted on the modern map.


National Monument Record, 2013, Pastscape, 444962 (Website). SDV351440.

The site of a Latin cross head which now stands in the front of Buckfast Abbey. It was dug up when widening the gateway to Palstone. Its original site is unknown. A new section of wall at SX 70486012 marks the place where the cross was found.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150007Report - non-specific: Robinson, R.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent. DAS/DCRA Publication. 8. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV15725Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1954. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 86. A5 Hardback. 186-7 plate.22 (b), (4th Paper).
SDV162977Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX76SW17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV320746Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1943. Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon. (Third Paper). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback. 262-3,Plate 26, Figure 1, (3rd Paper).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #48851 ]
SDV351440Website: National Monument Record. 2013. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 444962.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 8 2016 3:10PM