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HER Number:MDV7992
Name:Stone fragment in garden at Ausewell Cottages, Ashburton

Summary

A stone (previously thought to be a possible cross) freestanding in a rockery at Ausewell Cottages. A pillar with triangular head. Found 1931 at lower south-west corner of Coombe Wood.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 733 725
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77SW9
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/20
  • Pastscape: 445267

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS? (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD? (Between))

Full description

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1954, Supplementary Notes on the Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon (Fourth Paper), 175 (Article in Serial). SDV15725.

Buckland Woods. The late Mr A. Adams said that in the garden of a cottage in Buckland Woods, near the Recreation Room below Buckland Beacon, there stands a small cross. Mr Adams suggested that it was probably a relic from the parish church - perhaps a gable or finial cross.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Volume V, 1030 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 71 (Un-published). SDV360833.

Buckland Woods cross. Recorded in 1954 a small roughly fashioned and weatherworn granite cross, possibly a relic from the parish church (a gable or finial cross), stands in the garden of a cottage in Buckland Woods, near the recreation room below Buckland Beacon.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 445267, SX77SW9 (Website). SDV363416.

Buckland Woods: In a garden of a cottage in Buckland Woods, near the Recreation Room below Buckland Beacon, there stands a small roughly fashioned and weather worn granite cross. It was suggested that it was probably a relic from the parish church - perhaps a gable or
finial cross.
Field investigation on 18th May 1960. This is a very dubious cross free-standing in a rockery in a garden at Ausewell Cottages. It is a pillar approximately 0.15 metres square and 0.8 metres high with a triangular head. It is not a finial, and seems either an unworked but freakish stone or an amateurish attempt to make an ornament.
Field investigation on 2nd August 1960. The owner in whose rockery the stone stands, says it was found in 1931 at the lower, south-west
end of Coombe Wood, towards the river.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 175.
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. Volume V, 1030.
SDV360833Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 71.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 445267, SX77SW9. [Mapped feature: #48897 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV7990Related to: Site of a possible cross, later removed to Auswell Cottages, Buckland-in-the-Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2021 12:12PM