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HER Number:MDV7991
Name:Original site of Ouldsbroom Cross at Leusdon, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Was in use as a gatepost at Lower Town Farm, about 0.5 kilometres south of Leusdon Church. A cross of rough rectangular section with the arms much damaged. Moved in the mid-20th century and erected at Dartmeet Hill near Dartmeet (MDV6383).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 711 728
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 326 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953-1960, SX77SW20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV302353.

Ouldsbroom Cross, Leusdon.
A cross of roughly rectangular section with badly damaged arms, now in use as a gatepost at Lower Town Farm, Leusdon. Type A. Probably 13th century and earlier (citing Masson Phillips, 1937).
The shaft is 1.6 metres high and approximately 0.4 metres square with the arms broken off almost flush with the shaft. Sited at SX7114 7296 (21/3/1953).
This cross has now been removed. The owners of Lower Town Farm report that it was taken away by Newton Abbot Rural District Council about three years ago and erected at Dartmeet Hill, near Dartmeet (MDV6383) (18/5/1960).


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol V, 1027 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1979, Supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of Devon, 140 (Article in Serial). SDV240506.

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. 326.
SDV240506Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1979. Supplementary notes on the ancient stone crosses of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 111. A5 Paperback. 140.
SDV302353Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953-1960. SX77SW20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. Vol V, 1027.

Associated Monuments

MDV113129Related to: Lower Town Farmstead, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV6383Related to: Ouldsbroom Cross 350 metres north-west of Oldsbrim farmhouse (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2016 11:25AM