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HER Number:MDV7969
Name:Possible cross at Buckland Court, Buckland in the Moor


Possible medieval cross built into the wall of the lawn at Buckland Court may once have been used as a gatepost


Grid Reference:SX 721 730
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77SW16
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445286
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/3/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS? (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1539 AD (Between))
  • GATE PIER (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Buckland Court:- Type A cross. Built into the wall of the lawn, between the entrance door and the higher gate, a very roughly fashioned cross of rectangular section, much damaged. It is much damaged, one arm projects slightly, the other is hidden in the wall. A rectangular hole cut in the face may indicate former use as a gate-post.

Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

Site visit 2nd December 1982. The stone looks much like a piece of an old gatepost.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 69 (Un-published). SDV360833.

Buckland Court cross at SX721731. A cross is built into the high wall of Buckland Court, Buckland-in-the-Moor, the shaft and one arm of this cross is built into the wall in such a way that one shoulder protrudes, this is a very crude cross and is badly damaged, one arm being missing. A square hole has been cut in the shaft which gives the impression that it has been used as a gatepost at some time. It is not known where the cross came from.
Cross height 1.07 metres, span 0.30 metres.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX77SW16 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350068.

(18/05/1960) This 'cross' is built into the road face of the wall, at SX 7216 7305. Ground photograph: se AO/60/14/6.
(25/05/1960) In its present state, with mortar obscuring the outline, this stone cannot certainly be identified as the remains of a 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.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV350068Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX77SW16. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 69.

Associated Monuments

MDV30622Related to: Buckland Court, Buckland-in-the-Moor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 28 2022 1:23PM