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HER Number:MDV7993
Name:Site of 'Benecross' at Welstor Cross

Summary

No longer exists, but is marked on a 1605 map of part of the Manor of Ashburton. It was apparently situated at the cross-roads now known as Welstor Cross, on the road from Ashburton to Buckland in the Moor. No trace of the cross was found in 1960.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 739 721
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/21

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROSS (XV to XVII - 1401 AD to 1650 AD (Between))

Full description

Amery, J. S., 1924, (Presidential Address) The Ashburton of past days: its manners, customs and inhabitants, 94 (Article in Serial). SDV315287.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1937, The Ancient Stone Crosses of Devon: Part I, 322 (Article in Serial). SDV240502.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77SW28 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV302327.

A cross named "Benecrosse", no longer exists, but is marked on a 1605 map of part of the Manor of Ashburton (citing Amery, 1924). It was apparently situated at the cross-roads now known as Welstor Cross, on the road from Ashburton to Buckland in the Moor (citing Masson Phillips, 1937).
No trace of the cross was found during investigation (25/5/1960).

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. 322.
SDV302327Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77SW28. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV315287Article in Serial: Amery, J. S.. 1924. (Presidential Address) The Ashburton of past days: its manners, customs and inhabitants. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 56. Unknown. 94.

Associated Monuments

MDV8008Related to: Site of 'Shortacrosse', Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2018 2:52PM