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HER Number:MDV7970
Name:Cross pedestal outside the churchyard gate, Buckland in the Moor

Summary

Cross pedestal outside the churchyard gate. A large octagonal pedestal of one stage with a projecting top edge. Crossing suggests that it is the pedestal for the fragments of cross in the churchyard wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 720 731
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PEDESTAL (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Crossing, W., 1892, Old Stone Crosses of the Dartmoor Border, 144 (Monograph). SDV279564.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 324 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77SW17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV301836.

Buckland-in-the-Moor. Cross outside the churchyard gate. Type B. A large octagonal pedestal of one stage with a projecting top edge. Crossing suggests that it is the pedestal for the fragments of cross in the churchyard wall. Dimensions: diameter 3.05 metres, height 0.56 metres. The pedestal at SX7206 7310 is formed by a series of chamfered slabs around the top and some around the base of the structure. They are unmortared and the whole has evidently been re-erected. A tablet set in north-west side records the planting of a tree in the centre of the pedestal in 1935. (18/5/1960).

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

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 72 (Un-published). SDV360833.

Buckland-in-the-Moor pedestal of a cross at SX725731. A pedestal stands outside the churchyard gate, south of the church; a large octagonal pedestal of one stage with a projecting top edge, it has a tree planted in its centre. The pedestal bears an inscription – ‘This tree was planted May 6th 1935 after a thanksgiving service for his Majesties 25 years reign…’, the rest is undecipherable.

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. 324.
SDV279564Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1892. Old Stone Crosses of the Dartmoor Border. Old stone crosses of the Dartmoor border. Unknown. 144.
SDV301836Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77SW17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #128424 ]
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 72.

Associated Monuments

MDV7971Related to: Cross on the Churchyard Wall, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)
MDV7972Related to: St Peter's Church, Buckland-in-the-Moor (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2021 12:49PM